Location privacy: going beyond K-anonymity, cloaking and anonymizers

  title={Location privacy: going beyond K-anonymity, cloaking and anonymizers},
  author={Ali Khoshgozaran and Cyrus Shahabi and Houtan Shirani-Mehr},
  journal={Knowledge and Information Systems},
With many location-based services, it is implicitly assumed that the location server receives actual users locations to respond to their spatial queries. Consequently, information customized to their locations, such as nearest points of interest can be provided. However, there is a major privacy concern over sharing such sensitive information with potentially malicious servers, jeopardizing users’ private information. The anonymity- and cloaking-based approaches proposed to address this problem… CONTINUE READING
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