Direction Presentation of Design on Privacy Preserving Mechanism for Location-Sharing Based Services

위치공유기반 서비스의 프라이버시 보호 방안의 설계 방향 제시

  • 김미희 (한경대학교 컴퓨터웹정보공학과)
  • Received : 2015.01.29
  • Accepted : 2015.02.10
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Location-sharing based service (LSBS) refers to a service that users share their location information with other users with whom friendship. At this time, the location information is shared through service provider, and then their position information is exposed to the service provider. The exposure of this personal position information to the service provider has raised a privacy problem, and thus privacy preserving mechanisms have been proposed to protect them. In this paper, we examine the types and features of the proposed location-sharing based services so far, and survey the research trend of privacy preserving mechanisms for them. Through the analysis on existing privacy preserving mechanisms, we present design factors for a privacy preserving mechanism for the current LSBS services, and suggest future work.


Location-Sharing Based Services;Location Information Exposure;Privacy Preserving;Research Trend


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