We are currently researching advanced techniques for locating, tracking, and handling information within an organization.
Such technologies are useful for privacy compliance and financial management. The need may be driven by legislation and regulations, or it may just make good business sense.
A demonstration of our technologies for locating and monitoring private information is now available.
PrivWatch was created to detect and monitor privacy breaches on the Gnutella Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network. With PrivWatch, you can view statistics about privacy breaches based on the type of information, the geographic patterns, and the trends over time.
An example of our approach can be seen in these papers:
- Korba, L., Song, R., Yee, G., & Patrick, A. (2006). Automated social network analysis for collaborative work. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE 2006). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. September 17-20. LNCS 4101, pp. 1-8. (NRC 48732)
- Korba, L., Song, R., Yee, G., Patrick, A.S., Buffett, S., Wang, Y., & Geng, L. (2007). Private data management in collaborative environments. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE 2007). Shanghai, China. September 16-20. (NRC 49356)
- Patrick, A.S. (2008). Monitoring corporate password sharing using social network analysis. Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida, Jan. 22-27.
- Patrick, A.S. & Marsh, S. (2009). Monitoring corporate security and privacy practices using social network analysis.Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Mar. 10-15, San Diego.