Role(s) of a proxy in location based services
2002 (English)In: 13TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERSONAL, INDOOR AND MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, VOL 1-5, PROCEEDINGS: SAILING THE WAVES OF THE WIRELESS OCEANS, IEEE , 2002, 1252-1256 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We examine a number of roles that a proxy server can play in location based services and how it can be used to provide protection of personal identifiable information. Location data, service requests, and privacy policies are encoded in XML by the mobile terminal and forwarded to a proxy server placed between the mobile terminal and the location based service(s). By a suitable architecture in the mobile terminal and in the proxy, we can hide the mobile device's network location, hide the identity of its user, and, in some cases, provide misleading physical location(s). We have applied our privacy model to location information obtained from a GPS receiver. The GPS-based method was chosen as being the only available method where the positioning calculation function (PCF) is fully under the user's control, since the position is calculated within the mobile terminal; other technologies rely on the network infrastructure, and hence some or all of the position data is outside the user's control. A proof of concept was implemented using Fastrax's iTrax02 small, ultra-low power consumption GPS receiver. We illustrate a number of different functions which can be provided by examining some scenarios.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2002. 1252-1256 p.
Research subject SRA - ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46787DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2002.1045229ISI: 000180377800250ISBN: 0-7803-7589-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-46787DiVA: diva2:454190
13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. LISBON, PORTUGAL. SEP 15-18, 2002
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