Preserving Location Privacy for Continuous Queries on Known Route

  • Anuj S. Saxena
  • Mayank Pundir
  • Vikram Goyal
  • Debajyoti Bera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7093)

Abstract

Protecting privacy in location based services has recently received considerable attention. Various approaches have been proposed, ranging from mix-zones to cloaking. Cloaking based approaches are ill-suited for continuous queries, where correlation between regular location updates may disclose location information. We consider the cloaking strategy with a modification to suit continuous queries: skip location updates at some key positions. The objective is to trade service availability at some locations in exchange of privacy at all times. Considering the case where the entire path of the user is known in advance, we show how to strategically decide these locations in a manner which is efficient, and does not skip too many locations (compared to the optimum). Experimental results show the validity and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuj S. Saxena
    • 1
  • Mayank Pundir
    • 1
  • Vikram Goyal
    • 1
  • Debajyoti Bera
    • 1
  1. 1.Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology DelhiIndia

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