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Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

Technologies, Implications and Solutions

  • Sherali Zeadally
  • Mohamad Badra

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sherali Zeadally, Mohamad Badra
    Pages 1-7
  3. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, David Sánchez, Sara Hajian
    Pages 9-35
  4. Masood Mortazavi, Khaled Salah
    Pages 37-55
  5. Thivya Kandappu, Arik Friedman, Vijay Sivaraman, Roksana Boreli
    Pages 57-84
  6. Drew Williams, Ivor Addo, Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan, Farzana Rahman, Chandana Tamma, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
    Pages 85-110
  7. Diego Suárez Touceda, José María Sierra Cámara, Jesús Téllez Isaac
    Pages 111-139
  8. Ragib Hasan, Shams Zawoad
    Pages 141-165
  9. Jetzabel M. Serna-Olvera, Roberto A. Morales Pacheco, Javier Parra-Arnau, David Rebollo-Monedero, Jordi Forné
    Pages 167-187
  10. Jasmine McNealy, Angelyn Flowers
    Pages 189-205
  11. Rinku Dewri, Ramakrishna Thurimella
    Pages 207-234
  12. Hisham Al-Assam, Torben Kuseler, Sabah Jassim, Sherali Zeadally
    Pages 235-262
  13. Traian Marius Truta, Michail Tsikerdekis, Sherali Zeadally
    Pages 263-289
  14. Suleyman Uludag, Sherali Zeadally, Mohamad Badra
    Pages 343-390
  15. Roba Abbas, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael
    Pages 391-414
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 415-418

About this book


This comprehensive textbook/reference presents a focused review of the state of the art in privacy research, encompassing such diverse topics as cloud computing, crowdsourcing platforms, vehicular ad-hoc networks, big data, mobile devices, location-based systems, smart grid technology, databases, social networks, healthcare, behavioral economics, and peer-to-peer networks. The first book of its kind designed specifically to cater to courses on privacy, this authoritative volume provides technical, legal, and ethical perspectives on privacy issues from a global selection of renowned experts.

Topics and features:

  • Examines privacy issues relating to databases, P2P networks, big data technologies, social networks, and digital information networks
  • Describes the challenges of addressing privacy concerns in various areas
  • Reviews topics of privacy in electronic health systems, smart grid technology, vehicular ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, location-based systems, and crowdsourcing platforms
  • Investigates approaches for protecting privacy in cloud applications
  • Discusses the regulation of personal information disclosure and the privacy of individuals
  • Presents the tools and the evidence to better understand consumers’ privacy behaviors

Offering invaluable support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as instructors involved in

courses on privacy, security and networking, this important work will also be of great interest to researchers and engineers working in the area of privacy.

Dr. Sherali Zeadally is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Dr. Mohamad Badra is an Assistant Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.


Economics of Privacy Privacy Design and Models Privacy Law and Ethics Privacy Tools Privacy in Social Networks Web Privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sherali Zeadally
    • 1
  • Mohamad Badra
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Zayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

About the editors

Dr. Sherali Zeadally is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. His other publications include the Springer titles Next-Generation Wireless Technologies and Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century.

Dr. Mohamad Badra is an Assistant Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.

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“International contributors discuss the specific issues, problems, and challenges associated with privacy risks and propose solutions. Solution approaches include technologies, laws, and behavioral aspects. A number of chapters explore trade-offs between utility, usefulness, and privacy risks. … This interesting, comprehensive work is part of Springer’s ‘Computer Communications and Networks’ series. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries.” (H. Levkowitz, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)

“This book explores the privacy challenges associated with a wide variety of modern technical innovations … . I found this book interesting to read. … This book is intended as a reference for researchers and engineers working or interested in privacy. … would be valuable not only for those directly working in privacy, but also as a reference for those researching or innovating in any of the technologies covered, to help them avoid accidentally contributing to the erosion of privacy.” (Andrew Kalafut, Computing Reviews, March, 2016)

“The book provides in-depth details of privacy issues and solutions in the digital domain. … This book can be utilized as a reference for graduate students and researchers working in the domain of privacy and security. It can also be used for graduate courses that either focus entirely or in part on privacy. Practitioners who are working to develop specific applications … may also find the book useful to make themselves aware of privacy-aware solutions.” (Jawwad Shamsi, Computing Reviews, March, 2016)

“Privacy is a topic of concern for the entire domain of digital science. ... The book is a one-stop resource for privacy practitioners, security researchers and academics teaching privacy courses at both the undergraduate as well as the graduate levels. It would also serve as an excellent reference for information security experts. … Overall, an excellent contribution to the privacy discipline, with strong potential as a complete knowledge source.” (, November, 2015)

“It is extremely difficult for a book to attempt be scientific and appeal at the same time to a broad audience but this book has achieved exactly this goal! … The book is nicely edited and each chapter has exemplary clarity and in-depth content. The book honors its title but giving justice to the topics discussed and position the readers to not only think critically about privacy but to identify what are the burning issues in privacy today.” (, November, 2015)