K-Anonymity technique for privacy protection: a proof of concept study

  • Italo Santos USP
  • Emanuel Coutinho UFC
  • Leonardo Moreira UFC


Privacy is a concept directly related to people's interest in maintaining personal space without the interference of others. In this paper, we focus on study the k-anonymity technique since many generalization algorithms are based on this privacy model. Due to this, we develop a proof of concept that uses the k-anonymity technique for data anonymization to anonymize data raw and generate a new file with anonymized data. We present the system architecture and detailed an experiment using the adult data set which has sensitive information, where each record corresponds to the personal information for a person. Finally, we summarize our work and discuss future works.


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SANTOS, Italo; COUTINHO, Emanuel; MOREIRA, Leonardo. K-Anonymity technique for privacy protection: a proof of concept study. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SEGURANÇA DA INFORMAÇÃO E DE SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (SBSEG), 19. , 2019, São Paulo. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 391-396. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/sbseg.2019.13987.

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