A Geoprivacy by Design Guideline for Research Campaigns That Use Participatory Sensing Data

Ourania Kounadi, Bernd Resch
2018 Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics  
Participatory sensing applications collect personal data of monitored subjects along with their spatial or spatiotemporal stamps. The attributes of a monitored subject can be private, sensitive, or confidential information. Also, the spatial or spatiotemporal attributes are prone to inferential disclosure of private information. Although there is extensive problemoriented literature on geoinformation disclosure, our work provides a clear guideline with practical relevance, containing the steps
more » ... hat a research campaign should follow to preserve the participants' privacy. We first examine the technical aspects of geoprivacy in the context of participatory sensing data. Then, we propose privacy-preserving steps in four categories, namely, ensuring secure and safe settings, actions prior to the start of a research survey, processing and analysis of collected data, and safe disclosure of datasets and research deliverables.
doi:10.1177/1556264618759877 pmid:29683056 pmcid:PMC6011384 fatcat:3jussx36a5aopmw3un64q24tai