Visible to the public Temporal Anonymity in the AMS Scenario Without a TTP

TitleTemporal Anonymity in the AMS Scenario Without a TTP
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEskeland, Sigurd
Conference NameProceedings of the 12th European Conference on Software Architecture: Companion Proceedings
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-6483-6
Keywordsanonymity, anonymous data reporting, composability, Human Behavior, human factors, Metrics, privacy, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Smart Metering

Smart meters provide fine-grained electricity consumption reporting to electricity providers. This constitutes an invasive factor into the privacy of the consumers, which has raised many privacy concerns. Although billing requires attributable consumption reporting, consumption reporting for operational monitoring and control measures can be non-attributable. However, the privacy-preserving AMS schemes in the literature tend to address these two categories disjointly -- possibly due to their somewhat contradictory characteristics. In this paper, we propose an efficient two-party privacy-preserving cryptographic scheme that addresses operational control measures and billing jointly. It is computationally efficient as it is based on symmetric cryptographic primitives. No online trusted third party (TTP) is required.

Citation KeyeskelandTemporalAnonymityAMS2018