Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2010, Catania, Sicily, Italy, May 27-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Privacy-Enabled Architecture for Location-Based Services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17502-2_7,
        author={Martin Werner},
        title={A Privacy-Enabled Architecture for Location-Based Services},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. Second International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2010, Catania, Sicily, Italy, May 27-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBISEC},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Location-Based Services Privacy},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17502-2_7}
    }
    
  • Martin Werner
    Year: 2012
    A Privacy-Enabled Architecture for Location-Based Services
    MOBISEC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17502-2_7
Martin Werner1,*
  • 1: Mobile and Distributed Systems Group
*Contact email: martin.werner@ifi.lmu.de

Abstract

Location-Based Services are emerging fast and the problems with privacy are growing with them. While a platform for Location-Based Services can provide the user with high-quality Location-Based Service browsing and powerful mechanisms to reduce the amount of location data transmitted such a platform is dangerous as it has to manage the location data of the users and the actual service usage. This aggregation of private data is a risk in itself. With this paper we want to show that it is possible to implement most Location-Based Services without such a platform and propose a mechanism enabling fine- grained control of privacy for a Location-Based Service user. We make use of strong cryptographic techniques to enable a real trust relation between individuals and a weaker trust relation between an individual and a company.