Privacy Notions and Review of Privacy Preservation Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Manjusha Pandey 1,* Shekhar Verma 1

1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Sep. 2011 / Revised: 29 Dec. 2011 / Accepted: 23 Feb. 2012 / Published: 8 Jun. 2012

Index Terms

Wireless sensor networks, Privacy in WSN, K-anonymity, l-diversity


The current research work in wireless sensor networks has mostly focused on the resolving issues related to power consumption and computational resource constraints in the wireless sensor networks .To achieve the same various specific routing schemes ,MAC and cross layered protocols and techniques have been proposed and designed .But with recent advances the privacy issues related to the data collected and transmitted by the wireless sensor networks had taken the center stage .Privacy preservation in wireless sensor networks has become more challenging because of the wireless nature of communication in WSN as well as its self organizing architecture. The present paper provides a comparative review of various privacy preserving mechanisms proposed and implemented in wireless sensor networks with respect to the privacy notions of k-anonymity and L-diversity. Along with the discussion and analysis the present work is an effort for the pavement of a way towards the future research in the field of privacy preservation in WSN.

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Manjusha Pandey, Shekhar Verma, "Privacy Notions and Review of Privacy Preservation Mechanisms in Wireless Sensor Networks ", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.4, no.6, pp.10-18, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2012.06.02


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