Location privacy and its applications: a systematic study
journal contributionposted on 2018-04-02, 00:00 authored by Bo Liu, Wanlei Zhou, Tianqing Zhu, Longxiang GaoLongxiang Gao, Yong XiangYong Xiang
This paper surveys the current research status of location privacy issues in mobile applications. The survey spans five aspects of study: the definition of location privacy, attacks and adversaries, mechanisms to preserve the privacy of locations, location privacy metrics, and the current status of location-based applications. Through this comprehensive review, all the interrelated aspects of location privacy are integrated into a unified framework. Additionally, the current research progress in each area is reviewed individually, and the links between existing academic research and its practical applications are identified. This in-depth analysis of the current state-of-play in location privacy is designed to provide a solid foundation for future studies in the field.