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Blockchain-based Privacy Enforcement in the IoT domain

STRICT SociaLab members Prof. Elena Ferrari, Prof. Barbara Carminati, and Federico Daidone have published their new paper entitled: “Blockchain-based Privacy Enforcement in the IoT domain” at the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

The following is the abstract of the new publication:

The Internet of Things (IoT) pervades our lives every day and has given end users the opportunity of accessing personalized and advanced services based on the analysis of the sensed data. However, IoT services are also characterized by new challenges related to security and privacy because end users often share sensitive data with different consumers without precise knowledge of how they will be managed and used. To cope with these issues, we propose a blockchain-based privacy enforcement framework where users can define how their data can be used and check if their will is respected without relying on a centralized manager. The preliminary tests we performed, simulating different scenarios, show the feasibility of our approach.