Location privacy protection through obfuscation-based techniques

C. A. Ardagna, M. Cremonini, E. Damiani, S. De Capitani Di Vimercati, P. Samarati

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Abstract

The widespread adoption of mobile communication devices combined with technical improvements of location technologies are fostering the development of a new wave of applications that manage physical positions of individuals to offer location-based services for business, social or informational purposes. As an effect of such innovative services, however, privacy concerns are increasing, calling for more sophisticated solutions for providing users with different and manageable levels of privacy. In this work, we propose a way to express users privacy preferences on location information in a straightforward and intuitive way. Then, based on such location privacy preferences, we discuss a new solution, based on obfuscation techniques, which permits us to achieve, and quantitatively estimate through a metric, different degrees of location privacy.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationData and Applications Security XXI - 21st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, Proceedings
EditorsSteve Barker, Gail-Joon Ahn
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages47-60
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540735335
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event21st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, DBSEC - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 200711 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4602 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, DBSEC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period8/07/0711/07/07

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