3LP: Three layers of protection for individual privacy in Facebook

Khondker Jahid Reza, Md Zahidul Islam, Vladimir Estivill-Castro

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paperpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


The possibility that an unauthorised agent is able to infer a user’s hidden information (an attribute’s value) is known as attribute inference risk. It is one of the privacy issues for Facebook users in recent times. An existing technique [1] provides privacy by suppressing users’ attribute values from their profiles. However, suppression of an attribute value sometimes is not enough to secure a user’s confidential information. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate that (after taking necessary steps on attribute values) a user’s sensitive information can still be inferred through his/her friendship information. We evaluated our approach experimentally on two datasets. We propose 3LP, a new three layers protection technique, to provide privacy protection to users of on-line social networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT systems security and privacy protection
Subtitle of host publication32nd IFIP TC 11 international conference, SEC 2017 proceedings
EditorsSabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Fabio Martinelli
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319584690
ISBN (Print)9783319584683, 9783319864143
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection: IFIP SEC 2017 - National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Rome, Italy
Duration: 29 May 201731 May 2017
http://ifipsec.org/2017/index.php (Conference website)
https://ifipsec.org/2017/program.php (Conference program)

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection
OtherThe SEC conferences are a series of well-established international conferences on Security and Privacy. SEC is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11).
The 10th World Information Security Education Conference – WISE10 (hosted by IFIP WG 11.8) is co-located with IFIP SEC 2017. It will take place between Monday May 29th an Wednesday May 31st.
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of '3LP: Three layers of protection for individual privacy in Facebook'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this