Typical Web 2.0 applications are built on abstractions, allow- ing developers to rapidly and securely develop new features. For decent- ralised applications, these abstractions are often poor or non-existent. By proposing a set of abstract but generic building blocks for the devel- opment of peer-to-peer (decentralised), private online social networks, we aim to ease the development of user-facing applications. Additionally, an abstract programming system decouples the application from the data model, allowing to alter the front-end independently from the back-end. The proposed proof-of-concept protocol is based on existing cryptographic building blocks, and its viability is assessed in terms of performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivacy and Identity Management
Subtitle of host publicationFairness, Accountability, and Transparency in the Age of Big Data
EditorsEleni Kosta, Jo Pierson, Daniel Slamanig, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Stephan Krenn
Place of PublicationCham
Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-16744-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-16743-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIFIP Summer School 2018 ‘Privacy and Identity Management’: Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in the age of Big Data - European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Vienna, Austria
Duration: 23 Aug 2018 → …


ConferenceIFIP Summer School 2018 ‘Privacy and Identity Management’
Period23/08/18 → …


  • online social network
  • peer-to-peer
  • privacy by design
  • privacy


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