The VLDB Journal (2006) 15:291–292 DOI 10.1007/s00778-006-0012-3 SPECIAL ISSUE PAPER Elena Ferrari · Bhavani Thuraisingham Published online: 5 August 2006 © Springer-Verlag 2006 Recent developments in information system technolo- the need for data sharing and distribution, and the right gies have resulted in computerizing many applications of individuals to regulate the release of their personal in various business areas. Data have become a critical information. The aim of this special issue is therefore resource in many organizations, and therefore, efﬁcient to provide an insight into the new developments in the access to data, sharing the data, extracting information area of privacy-preserving data management, as well as from the data, and making use of the information have to provide directions for research in the ﬁeld. become an urgent need. The advent of the World Wide The special issue has attracted many submissions. A Web has resulted in even greater demand for managing total of 33 submissions were received, spanning all topics data, information and knowledge effectively. As the de- in privacy-preserving data management. Due to space mand for data and information management increases, restrictions, not all high-quality papers could be pub- there is also a critical need for maintaining the
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