Provided by: Beijing University Of Technology
Date Added: May 2013
In consumer communications, entities, i.e., users, hand-held devices, etc., which connect to or interact with each other, may know little about each other or without any prior knowledge. Therefore, in many applications, before a serious interaction begins, certain level of trust must be established between the interacting entities, which may require that some information that may contain privacy about the entities be exchanged between the entities. Thus, privacy protection and trust establishment are inter-related issues that should be properly balanced to ensure both smooth communication and proper privacy protection.