The smartphone applications ecosystem lacks significant controls and accountability mechanisms to protect users’ privacy from snooping applications, especially when context may significantly impact the decision to share sensitive information. In this paper, we discuss some of the existing privacy concerns of mobile applications. In particular we highlight how semantic web and linked data technologies have the potential to help improve privacy controls through rules, queries, and reasoning. These technologies have the potential to obtain and maintain the integrity of private data, but there are privacy challenges that may result from widespread deployment of mobile semantic technologies.

by Evan Patton, Ilaria Liccardi

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Linked Data and Mobile Application Privacy
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC),
Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies (2015) pp. 1-6.