Mobile Crowdsensing (MCS) is a paradigm involving a crowd of participants, called workers, into sensor data gathering campaigns through their personal devices. Some campaigns require workers to contribute with small amounts of geolocalized data at a constant rate, while being not directly aware of the global conditions of the system. In the scope of this reduced awareness, it is crucial to consider the privacy preservation of single workers at design time, as the disclosure of their exact location may lead to severe privacy issues. In this paper we design a privacy by design MCS framework that leverages variable rewards for workers willing to submit their location with an higher precision than others. Privacy is ensured through a negotiation phase that estimates the reward of the workers for different levels of location precision. This way, it helps them decide autonomously the spatial granularity of their data in order to preserve their privacy, yet obtaining a reward for their data. We design a metric based on -anonymity to evaluate the level of privacy achieved, and validate the proposed framework over a real dataset. Our results show the efficacy of the framework as well as interesting effects caused by the topology of the environment.

Joint privacy and data quality aware reward in opportunistic Mobile Crowdsensing systems / Bedogni, Luca; Montori, Federico. - In: JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. - ISSN 1084-8045. - ELETTRONICO. - 215:(2023), pp. 1-11. [10.1016/j.jnca.2023.103634]

Joint privacy and data quality aware reward in opportunistic Mobile Crowdsensing systems

Montori, Federico
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2023

Abstract

Mobile Crowdsensing (MCS) is a paradigm involving a crowd of participants, called workers, into sensor data gathering campaigns through their personal devices. Some campaigns require workers to contribute with small amounts of geolocalized data at a constant rate, while being not directly aware of the global conditions of the system. In the scope of this reduced awareness, it is crucial to consider the privacy preservation of single workers at design time, as the disclosure of their exact location may lead to severe privacy issues. In this paper we design a privacy by design MCS framework that leverages variable rewards for workers willing to submit their location with an higher precision than others. Privacy is ensured through a negotiation phase that estimates the reward of the workers for different levels of location precision. This way, it helps them decide autonomously the spatial granularity of their data in order to preserve their privacy, yet obtaining a reward for their data. We design a metric based on -anonymity to evaluate the level of privacy achieved, and validate the proposed framework over a real dataset. Our results show the efficacy of the framework as well as interesting effects caused by the topology of the environment.
2023
Joint privacy and data quality aware reward in opportunistic Mobile Crowdsensing systems / Bedogni, Luca; Montori, Federico. - In: JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. - ISSN 1084-8045. - ELETTRONICO. - 215:(2023), pp. 1-11. [10.1016/j.jnca.2023.103634]
Bedogni, Luca; Montori, Federico
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