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Privacy, Security and Policies of the Semantic Web: A Review

Sana Al Azwari
Dept. Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Abstract—Issues of privacy, security of the semantic Web are interrelated as they contribute to the general usability of the semantic Web. Issues regarding privacy have shown lack in coverage over emergent technologies which create a need to support the new technologies and incorporate them into improved privacy policies. This article reviews the privacy, security and policies of the semantic Web with the aim to analyze each entity and identify problems and potential solutions that lie within each domain. The research methodology applied in collection and analysis of information follows the PRISMA methodology which defines the steps needed for qualitative collection of articles that are relevant to the research. Key findings from the research reveals the current policies implemented in the semantic Web and the gaps that to be filled. Finally, the article gives recommendation based on different research to improve the semantic Web. A review of the privacy, security and policies of the semantic Web reveals the current policies and how they suit the semantic Web and recommendations on how to improve the policies to cover more areas.
Index Terms—security, privacy, policy, access control, malware

Cite: Sana Al Azwari, "Privacy, Security and Policies of the Semantic Web: A Review," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 85-94, February 2022. doi: 10.12720/jait.13.1.85-94

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