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Date 19-2-2013
Number DIBRIS-TR-13-01
Title Open Data and Personal Information: A Smart Disclosure Approach based on OAuth 2.0 (extended version
Authors Giuseppe Ciaccio, Antonio Pastorino, Marina Ribaudo
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E-mail giuseppe.ciaccio@unige.it
Link http://www.disi.unige.it/person/CiaccioG/DIBRIS-TR-13-01.pdf
Abstract Currently, public administration is undergoing significant transformations, driven by a greater demand for transparency and efficiency in a participative framework involving nonprofit organizations, enterprises, and citizens, with the modern network infrastructure as a common medium. The Open Data movement is considered one of the keys to this change. One of the forthcoming evolutions of Open Data is the idea of ``smart disclosure'' of personal data, mostly managed by public administrations, in order to allow third party applications to provide new personalized online services to individuals and organizations. In this paper we propose a possible implementation of the ``smart disclosure'' idea, that takes advantage of the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework. OAuth 2.0, if properly implemented, guarantees access to selected personal data upon authorization of the individual data owner. An implementation is presented together with possible use cases.
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