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Nearest Neighbor Search with Strong Location Privacy

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Nearest Neighbor Search with Strong Location Privacy
The tremendous growth of the Internet has significantly reduced the cost of obtaining and sharing information about individuals, raising many concerns about user privacy. Spatial queries pose an additional threat to privacy because the location of a query may be sufficient to reveal sensitive information about the querier. In this paper we focus on k nearest neighbor (kNN) queries and define the notion of strong location privacy, which renders a query indistinguishable from any location in the data space. We argue that previous work fails to support this property for arbitrary kNN search. Towards this end, we introduce methods that offer strong location privacy, by integrating private information retrieval (PIR) functionality. Specifically, we employ secure hardware-aided PIR, which has been proven very efficient and is currently considered as a practical mechanism for PIR. Initially, we devise a benchmark solution building upon an existing PIR-based technique. Subsequently, we id...
Stavros Papadopoulos, Spiridon Bakiras, Dimitris P
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Type Journal
Year 2010
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Authors Stavros Papadopoulos, Spiridon Bakiras, Dimitris Papadias
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