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Future Internet 2012, 4(4), 929-954; doi:10.3390/fi4040929

Semantic Legal Policies for Data Exchange and Protection across Super-Peer Domains in the Cloud

Emerging Network Technologies (ENT) Lab, Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University, Wen-Shan District, Taipei 11605, Taiwan
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Received: 21 September 2012 / Revised: 13 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Semantic Interoperability and Knowledge Building)
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Abstract

In semantic policy infrastructure, a Trusted Legal Domain (TLD), designated as a Super-Peer Domain (SPD), is a legal cage model used to circumscribe the legal virtual boundary of data disclosure and usage in the cloud. Semantic legal policies in compliance with the law are enforced at the super-peer within an SPD to enable Law-as-a-Service (LaaS) for cloud service providers. In addition, cloud users could query fragmented but protected outsourcing cloud data from a law-aware super-peer, where each query is also compliant with the law. Semantic legal policies are logic-based formal policies, which are shown to be a combination of OWL-DL ontologies and stratified Datalog rules with negation, i.e., so-called non-monotonic cq-programs, for policy representation and enforcement. An agent at the super-peer is a unique law-aware guardian that provides protected data integration services for its peers within an SPD. Furthermore, agents at the super-peers specify how law-compliant legal policies are unified with each other to provide protected data exchange services across SPDs in the semantic data cloud. View Full-Text
Keywords: semantic data cloud; semantic data exchange; Law-as-a-Service (LaaS); semantic legal policies; privacy protection semantic data cloud; semantic data exchange; Law-as-a-Service (LaaS); semantic legal policies; privacy protection
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Hu, Y.-J.; Wu, W.-N.; Cheng, K.-P.; Huang, Y.-L. Semantic Legal Policies for Data Exchange and Protection across Super-Peer Domains in the Cloud. Future Internet 2012, 4, 929-954.

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