A Privacy Service for Location-Based Collaboration among Mobile Users

Vagner SacramentoMarkus EndlerClarisse Sieckenius de Souza

The potential loss of privacy due to the use of locationbasedapplications may be one of the greatest obstacles totheir wider acceptance. Nevertheless, most research aboutprivacy management to-date has not taken into considerationthe complexity in the utilization of collaborative applicationsthat may require users’ location sharing among participants.In this article, we propose a privacy service that helps usersto maintain their privacy policy in a flexible and incrementalway. We also carried out a qualitative evaluation study whoseresults illustrate several challenges that should be handled inthe design of such a service.

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