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Tell Me What You Want and I Will Tell Others Where You Have Been

A Quattrone, E Naghi, L Kulik, E Tanin

Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2014, Shanghai, China, November 3-7, 2014 | ACM Press | Published : 2014

Abstract

Trajectory data does not only show the location of users over a period of time, but also reveals a high level of detail regarding their lifestyle, preferences and habits. Hence, it is highly susceptible to privacy concerns. Trajectory privacy has become a key research topic when sharing/exchanging trajectory datasets. Most existing studies focus on protecting trajectory data through obfuscating, anonymising or perturbing the data with the aim to maximize user privacy. Although such approaches appear plausible, our work suggests that precise trajectory information can be inferred even from other sources of data. We consider the case in which a location service provider only shares POI query r..

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