Privacy-aware location sensor networks

Marco Gruteser, Graham Schelle, Ashish Jain, Rick Han, Dirk Grunwald

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Abstract

Advances in sensor networking and location tracking technology enable location-based applications but they also create significant privacy risks. Privacy is typically addressed through privacy policies, which inform the user about a service provider's data handling practices and serve as the basis for the user's decision to release data. However, privacy policies require user interaction and offer little protection from malicious service providers. This paper addresses privacy through a distributed anonymity algorithm that is applied in a sensor network, before service providers gain access to the data. These mechanisms can provide a high degree of privacy, save service users from dealing with service providers' privacy policies, and reduce the service providers' requirements for safeguarding private information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of HotOS 2003 - 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems
PublisherUSENIX Association
Pages163-167
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)193197117X, 9781931971171
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2003 - Lihue, United States
Duration: May 18 2003May 21 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of HotOS 2003 - 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems

Conference

Conference9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLihue
Period5/18/035/21/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems

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