Guarding the Guards: Accountable Authorities in VANETs

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In this paper we present an approach to gaining increased anonymity from authorities within a VANET. Standardization organizations and researchers working on VANETs recognize privacy as highly important. However, most research focuses on privacy from other vehicles and external attackers, as opposed to privacy from system-administrating authorities. Our proposed solution forces authorities to resolve identities, i.e. de-anonymize vehicles, in public. It thereby creates a public log of identity resolutions and offers end-users a tool with which they can both validate the authorities' reasons for resolving identities and measure the extent to which such power is exercized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9428-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) -
Duration: 2018 Dec 52018 Dec 7


Conference2018 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Abbreviated titleVNC 2018
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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Systems


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