Protecting privacy from continuous high-resolution satellite surveillance

Soon Ae Chun, Vijayalakshmi Atluri

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17 Scopus citations


Privacy refers to controlling the dissemination and use of personal data, including information that is knowingly disclosed, as well as data that are unintentionally revealed as a byproduct of the use of information technologies. This paper argues that the high resolution geospatial images of our earth's surface, produced from the earth observing satellites, can make a person visually exposed, resulting in a technological invasion of personal privacy. We propose a suitable authorization model for geospatial data (GSAM) where controlled access can be specified based on the region covered by an image with privilege modes that include view, zoom-in, overlay and identify.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData and Applications Security
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopments and Directions - IFIP TC11 / WG11.3 Fourteenth Annual Working Conference on Database Security
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0792375149, 9780792375142
StatePublished - 2001
EventIFIP TC11 / WG11.3 14th Annual Working Conference on Database Security - Schoorl, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 21 2000Aug 23 2000

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP TC11 / WG11.3 14th Annual Working Conference on Database Security

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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