Location privacy in the Internet of Things
Προστασία ιδιωτικότητας στο Διαδίκτυο των Πραγμάτων
The aim of this research is to find a solution for location privacy protection in the Internet of Thing network and especially in the problem of source location privacy problem. As nowadays, privacy in cyber world stimulate a stake, with many regulations and rules to get implemented in order to protect personal data and privacy of individuals, we tried to give a solution to a specific type of this problem, in terms of Privacy by design. We tried to reach our goal, starting from a really detailed comparison between the Internet of Things network and its predecessor Wireless Sensor Networks. We came up with three new features that the Internet of Things network provides, which are mobility, energy consumption and outside connectivity and then by adding them to the already existing solutions for source location privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks, we assumed that these protocols are not able to be implemented in the Internet of Things network on their current form. So, we created a new version of the Phantom Routing Protocol for the Internet of Things, which was firstly designed for Wireless Sensor Networks. Although, there is enough work to be done, we think that Phantom Routing Protocol for the Internet of Things is a good start for the design and implementation of solutions that protect privacy in the Internet of Things from the beginning of use of this new technology, in order to avoid privacy and personal data violation.