ProQuPri: Towards anonymity protection with privacy quantification for context-aware applications

Farzana Rahman, Md Endadul Hoque, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

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Abstract

Privacy is the most often-cited criticism of context awareness in pervasive environments and may be the utmost barrier to its enduring success. Users certainly desire to be notified of potential data capture. Context-based pervasive applications have the vulnerabilities of tracking and capturing extensive portions of users' activities. Whether such data capture is an actual threat or not, users' perceptions of such possibilities may discourage them from using and adopting pervasive applications. So far in context-based pervasive applications, location data has been the main focus to make users anonymous. However in reality, anonymity depends on all the privacy sensitive data collected by the applications. Protecting anonymity with the help of an anonymizer has the susceptibility of a single point of failure. In this poster, we propose a formal model ProQuPri (Protect Anonymity and Quantify Privacy) that preserves users' anonymity without anonymizer while quantifies the amount of privacy at the time asking for services from untrustworthy service providers. Before placing a request, each user can protect his own anonymity by collaborating with his peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011
Pages453-454
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011 - TaiChung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Mar 21 2011Mar 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Other

Other26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaiChung
Period3/21/113/24/11

Keywords

  • anonymity
  • context-aware
  • privacy
  • quantification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Rahman, F., Hoque, M. E., & Ahamed, S. I. (2011). ProQuPri: Towards anonymity protection with privacy quantification for context-aware applications. In 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2011 (pp. 453-454). (Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/1982185.1982283