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Controlling Content Transmission To Protect Privacy Based On Social Relationship

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000209627D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for controlling content transmission from a participant to one or more other participants present in a conference meeting based on a social relationship between the participant and the one or more other participants is disclosed.

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Controlling Content Transmission To Protect Privacy Based On Social Relationship

Disclosed is a method and system for controlling content transmission during a conference meeting. The content may include, but is not limited to, one or more of audio data, video data, and electronic data. The electronic data may comprise, but is not limited to, one or more of business related data, professional details of a presenter and details related to a topic of discussion. The content transmission between a participant and one or more other participants is controlled based on a social relationship between the participant and the one or more other participants. The social relationship may be determined using a prediction module. Further, the prediction module may also calculate strength of the social relationship. Subsequently, based on one or more of the social relationship and the strength of the social relationship, the content transmission may be controlled by a control module.

In an embodiment, the social relationship is determined based on an analysis of one or more sources of information relating to the participant and the one or more other participants. The prediction module may further calculate a strength of the social relationship based on the one or more sources of information. The one or more sources of information may include, but are not limited to, corporate directory of the participant, corporate directory of the one or more other participants, contact list of the participant, contact list of the one or more other participants, social networking interactions between the participant and the one or more other participants, corporate connections of the participant and the one or more other participants, hierarchical distance within the same organization and hierarchical importance across different organizations. In an instance, presence of the one or more sources mentioning relatedness between the participant and the one or more other participants may indicate familiarity between the participant and the one or more other participants; similarly absence of at least one of the sources mentioning relatedness between the participant and the one or more other participants will indicate unfamiliarity between the participant and the one or more other participants. In another

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embodiment, the prediction module determining the social relationship is based on one or more rules. The one or more rules may be defined by, for example, the participant. In an instance, the prediction module may classify the social relationship into one or more predefined categories based on one or...