Achieving anonymous location-based services

A. McDiarmid, J. Irvine

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

2 Citations (Scopus)


Many new cell phones enable precise location measurement using GPS, and operators plan to exploit this by providing location-based services. However, the user can lose some privacy in revealing his GPS-measured location, which is an order of magnitude more precise than the network operator's best estimate. We propose a protocol to allow anonymous use of location-based services, without revealing the user's identity and location to any third party.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTC 2004 IEEE 60th vehicular technology conference
Subtitle of host publicationwireless technologies for global security
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780385217
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • anonymous
  • location-based
  • services
  • cell phones
  • gps
  • privacy
  • gps measured location
  • network operator
  • third party


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