Quantifying privacy in terms of entropy for context aware services

Identity in the Information Society 2 (2):155-169 (2009)
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Abstract

In this paper, we address the issue of privacy protection in context aware services, through the use of entropy as a means of measuring the capability of locating a user’s whereabouts and identifying personal selections. We present a framework for calculating levels of abstraction in location and personal preferences reporting in queries to a context aware services server. Finally, we propose a methodology for determining the levels of abstraction in location and preferences that should be applied in user data reporting during service provision, according to her personal privacy settings

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