• Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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Grid-based Trajectory Cloaking Method for protecting Trajectory privacy in Location-based Services


Ji-hye Youn, Doo-hee Song, Tian-yuan Cai, Kwang-jin Park, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 31-38, Oct. 2017
10.7472/jksii.2017.18.5.31, Full Text:
Keywords: Location-Based Services, Trajectory information protection, cloaking, Random query

Abstract

Recently with the rapid development of LBS (Location-based Services) technology, approaches of protecting user's location have gained tremendous attentions. For using LBS, users need to forward their real locations to LBS server. However, if the user sends his/her real location to LBS server, the server will have the all the information about user in LBS. Moreover, if the user opens it to LBS server for a long time, the trajectory of user may be released. In this paper, we propose GTC (Grid-based Trajectory Cloaking) method to address the privacy issue. Different from existing approaches, firstly the GTC method sets the predicting trajectory and divides the map into 2n *2n grid. After that we will generate cloaking regions according to user's desired privacy level. Finally the user sends them to LBS server randomly. The GTC method can make the cost of process less than sequential trajectory k-anonymity. Because of confusing the departure and destination, LBS server could not know the user's trajectory any more. Thus, we significantly improve the privacy level. evaluation results further verify the effectiveness and efficiency of our GTC method


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[APA Style]
Ji-hye Youn, Doo-hee Song, Tian-yuan Cai, & Kwang-jin Park (2017). Grid-based Trajectory Cloaking Method for protecting Trajectory privacy in Location-based Services. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18(5), 31-38. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.5.31.

[IEEE Style]
J. Youn, D. Song, T. Cai and K. Park, "Grid-based Trajectory Cloaking Method for protecting Trajectory privacy in Location-based Services," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 31-38, 2017. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.5.31.

[ACM Style]
Ji-hye Youn, Doo-hee Song, Tian-yuan Cai, and Kwang-jin Park. 2017. Grid-based Trajectory Cloaking Method for protecting Trajectory privacy in Location-based Services. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 18, 5, (2017), 31-38. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2017.18.5.31.