Security and Privacy in New Computing Environments. Second EAI International Conference, SPNCE 2019, Tianjin, China, April 13–14, 2019, Proceedings

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Privacy in Location-Based Services: Present Facts and Future Paths

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-21373-2_13,
        author={Zakaria Sahnoune and Esma A\~{n}meur},
        title={Privacy in Location-Based Services: Present Facts and Future Paths},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in New Computing Environments. Second EAI International Conference, SPNCE 2019, Tianjin, China, April 13--14, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SPNCE},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={Location-based services Location Privacy Preserving Mechanisms Privacy models Collaborative mechanisms},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-21373-2_13}
    }
    
  • Zakaria Sahnoune
    Esma Aïmeur
    Year: 2019
    Privacy in Location-Based Services: Present Facts and Future Paths
    SPNCE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-21373-2_13
Zakaria Sahnoune1,*, Esma Aïmeur1,*
  • 1: University of Montreal
*Contact email: sahnounz@iro.umontreal.ca, aimeur@iro.umontreal.ca

Abstract

The usage of Location-Based Services (LBSs) ranges from searching points of interests to location-based social networking. They are present in almost every daily task. Moreover, with smartphone ownership growth, getting one’s location became easier, and the privacy-related issues became almost inescapable. Accordingly, numerous efforts have extensively explored the problem from different perspectives. Many of the existing solutions lack rigorous privacy safeguards and have been foiled by several location attacks. In a nutshell, their shortcomings are mainly due to the heavy dependence on computational privacy models, and the lack of consideration for adaptable protections. We discuss in this paper the current location-based services models, privacy issues, a general overview of the protection mechanisms, and our thoughts about location-privacy in the near future.