Privacy preservation in location-based mobile applications: Research directions

Patel, A. and Palomar, Esther (2014) Privacy preservation in location-based mobile applications: Research directions. In: 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014, 8 September 2014 through 12 September 2014, University of FribourgFribourg; Switzerland.

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Proliferation of mobile devices equipped with position sensors has made Location-based Service (LBS) increasingly popular. These mobile devices send user's actual location information to the third party location servers, which compile and, in some cases, share with other service providers. As a result, users aware of the privacy implications feel continuously tracked. Effective and, even more important, socially-accepted privacy enhancing technologies for these services have recently received a lot of attention in academia and industry. This paper presents an overview of the privacy preserving techniques currently applied by LBS applications. It classifies these techniques into a classification model consisting of three layers. Thus, a brief description of all the protocols, mechanisms and interfaces covering from the application layer to the network layer are presented, also providing a comparative analysis of current privacy-aware location solutions. To guide future research, a new perspective of the literature findings is proposed and research questions, methods and implications are discussed. Novel to related work, our classification embraces a holistic picture of approaching privacy-aware mobile LBS. © 2014 IEEE.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Location based applications, Location based services, Location privacy, Privacy, Data privacy, Encoding (symbols), Error analysis, Knowledge based systems, Mobile devices, Mobile telecommunication systems, Network layers, Telecommunication services, Classification models, Comparative analysis, Location information, Location privacy, Location-based applications, Mobile applications, Privacy enhancing technologies, Privacy preservation, Location based services
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 15:01
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:02

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