Mobility

L2P2: Location-Aware Location Privacy Protection for Location-Based Services

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Executive Summary

Location privacy has been a serious concern for mobile users who use location-based services provided by the third-party provider via mobile networks. Recently, there have been tremendous efforts on developing new anonymity or obfuscation techniques to protect location privacy of mobile users. Though effective in certain scenarios, these existing techniques usually assume that a user has a constant privacy requirement along spatial and/or temporal dimensions, which may not be true in real-life scenarios. In this paper, the authors introduce a new location privacy problem: Location-aware Location Privacy Protection (L2P2) problem, where users can define dynamic and diverse privacy requirements for different locations.

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