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PALS - Privacy-Aware Location Sharing

Titel Englisch PALS - Privacy-Aware Location Sharing
Gesuchsteller/in Langheinrich Marc
Nummer 129674
Förderungsinstrument Projektförderung (Abt. I-III)
Forschungseinrichtung Facoltà di scienze informatiche Università della Svizzera italiana
Hochschule Università della Svizzera italiana - USI
Hauptdisziplin Informatik
Beginn/Ende 01.04.2010 - 30.09.2013
Bewilligter Betrag 184'104.00
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Keywords (3)

Privacy, Location-based Services, online social networking

Lay Summary (Englisch)

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Lay summary
Many consumers today willingly give up their current location information in exchange for location-based social services. This development poses great privacy risks. This project investigates novel methods that will provide such services without the need for centralized data collections. Online social networking platforms have seen a tremendous growth in recent years, with the most popular networks featuring more than 100 million registered users. At the same time, technological advances have rendered location-based services truly affordable, and mobile phone operators are increasingly rolling out location-enabled applications such as map services (route finding, place of interest) and location-enabled tools (e.g., call-a-cab). The intersection of social networking and location-based services is a natural consequence, offering users new levels of social awareness and opportunities to socialize and explore, while promising network operators new forms of revenue through increased service use. Existing concerns regarding the storage, processing, and dissemination of personal information in online social networks are greatly amplified by the increasing inclusion of detailed movement patterns. Customers may willingly grant operators almost unlimited use of the (seemingly worthless) movement patterns, in exchange for the tangible benefit of enhancing their online social network experience. This study aims at designing, implementing, and evaluating novel methods and tools to facilitate the privacy-aware sharing of location data with friends, strangers, and operators. Its goal is to offer a decentralized approach that supports all needed features of location sharing systems without the need to centrally collect location data. A decentralized yet efficient way to support the sharing of consumer location data without the need for central operators to collect such data will allow providers of such services to guarantee the privacy of their customers. It will simplify the compliance to existing privacy legislation and ultimately increase consumer trust in modern telecommunication services.
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Publikationen

Publikation
Towards a New Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform
Scipioni Marcello Paolo, Langheinrich Marc (2011), Towards a New Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform, in Journal of Internet Services and Information Security , 1(4), 47-59.
Towards Privacy-Aware Location-Based Recommender Systems
Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2011), Towards Privacy-Aware Location-Based Recommender Systems.
Towards a new Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform
Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2011), Towards a new Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform, in First International Workshop on Privacy Management in Mobile Applications (PriMo 2011)..
I'm Here! Privacy Challenges in Mobile Location Sharing
Scipioni Marcello Paolo, Langheinrich Marc (2010), I'm Here! Privacy Challenges in Mobile Location Sharing, in 2nd Intl Workshop on Security and Privacy in Spontaneous Interaction and Mobile Phone Use (IWSSI).
A Privacy-by-Design Approach to Location Sharing
Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2012), A Privacy-by-Design Approach to Location Sharing.
To Share or Not To Share? An Activity-centered Approach for Designing Usable Location Sharing Tools
Scipioni Marcello Paolo, Langheinrich Marc (2012), To Share or Not To Share? An Activity-centered Approach for Designing Usable Location Sharing Tools, in Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices (U-PriSM), Washington DC, USA.

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Abstract

The sharing of personal data among friends and family via online social networking platforms has become increasingly popular. The latest addition is the inclusion of the user's current location as recorded by the user's mobile phone, in order to find friends close-by, share favorite places, or learn about people with similar location preferences. Clearly, existing concerns regarding the storage, processing, and dissemination of personal information in online social networks are greatly amplified by the increasing inclusion of detailed movement patterns. Customers may willingly grant operators almost unlimited use of the (seemingly worthless) movement patterns, in exchange for the tangible benefit of enhancing their online social network experience. This study aims at designing, implementing, and evaluating novel methods and tools to facilitate the privacy-aware sharing of location data with friends, strangers, and operators. While a large number of proposals exist to protect location privacy, these typically attempt to completely withhold or significantly obfuscate the information, rendering them not directly applicable to the task of location sharing. The main outcome of this project will thus be a privacy-aware method and corresponding tools that directly facilitate the process of location sharing in the context of social networking applications.