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—The EPCglobal Network is an emerging global information architecture for supporting Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in supply chains. Discovery services for the EPCglobal Network are distributed services that serve the following pivotal lookup function: Given an identifier for a real-world object, e.g., an Electronic Product Code (EPC) stored on an(More)
In healthcare, inter-organizational sharing and collaborative use of big data become increasingly important. The cloud-computing paradigm is expected to provide an environment perfectly matching the needs of collaborating healthcare workers. However, there are still many security and privacy challenges impeding the wide adoption of cloud computing in this(More)
The emerging cloud computing technology enables new essential scenarios in healthcare, in particular those of data sharing among practitioners. Nevertheless, their security and privacy concerns still impede the wide adoption of cloud computing in this area. Although there are numerous publications in the context of cloud computing in healthcare, we found no(More)
E-Health solutions using the Internet provide many benefits for health centers; hosting such solutions in public Cloud Computing environments as Software-as-a-Service becomes increasingly popular. However, the deployment of e-health services in shared environments is restricted due to regulations prohibiting medical data access by illegitimate parties, such(More)
The cloud computing paradigm promises to significantly improve the transfer of crucial medical records during medical service delivery. However, since cloud computing technology is still known for unsolved security and privacy challenges, severe concerns could prevent patients and medical workers from accepting such an application scenario. Owing to the(More)
Health-related personal information is very privacy-sensitive. Online privacy policies inform Website users about the ways their personal information is gathered, processed and stored. In the light of increasing privacy concerns, privacy policies seem to be an important mechanism for increasing customer loyalty. However, in practice, consumers only rarely(More)