Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) for Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities

Nader Sohrabi Safa, Faye Mitchell, Carsten Maple, Muhammad Ajmal Azad

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    Many Experts believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a new revolution in technology that has brought many benefits for our organizations, businesses, and industries. However, information security and privacy protection are important challenges particularly for smart vehicles in smart cities that have attracted the attention of experts in this domain. Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) endeavor to mitigate the risk of privacy invasions, but the literature lacks a thorough review of the approaches and techniques that support individuals' privacy in the connection between smart vehicles and smart cities. This gap has stimulated us to conduct this research with the main goal of reviewing recent privacy-enhancing technologies, approaches, taxonomy, challenges, and solutions on the application of PETs for smart vehicles in smart cities. The significant aspect of this study originates from the inclusion of data-oriented and process-oriented privacy protection. This research also identifies limitations of existing PETs, complementary technologies, and potential research directions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere4173
    Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
    JournalTransactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
    Issue number10
    Early online date18 Nov 2020
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

    Bibliographical note

    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Sohrabi Safa, N, Mitchell, F, Maple, C & Azad, MA 2020, 'Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) for Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities', Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. (In-Press), pp. (In-Press)., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


    • Privacy
    • Internet of things
    • data protection
    • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    • Information security


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