Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

4-2009

Abstract

Directions search returns the shortest path from a source to a destination on a road network. However, the search interests of users may be exposed to the service providers, thus raising privacy concerns. For instance, a path query that finds a path from a resident address to a clinic may lead to a deduction about "who is related to what disease". To protect user privacy from accessing directions search services, we introduce the OPAQUE system, which consists of two major components: (1) an obfuscator that formulates obfuscated path queries by mixing true and fake sources/destinations; and (2) an obfuscated path query processor installed in the server for obfuscated path query processing. OPAQUE reduces the likelihood of path queries being revealed and allows retrieval of requested paths. We propose two types of obfuscated path queries, namely, independently obfuscated path query and shared obfuscated path query to strike a balance between privacy protection strength and query processing overhead, and to enhance privacy protection against collusion attacks.

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

IEEE 25th International Conference on Data Engineering: ICDE '09: March 29, 2009 - April 2, 2009, Shanghai, China: Proceedings

First Page

1271

Last Page

1274

ISBN

9780769535456

Identifier

10.1109/ICDE.2009.218

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDE.2009.218

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