A lightweight blockchain-based privacy protection for smart surveillance at the edge

Alem Fitwi, Yu Chen, Sencun Zhu

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Abstract

Witnessing the increasingly pervasive deployment of security video surveillance systems(VSS), more and more individuals have become concerned with the issues of privacy violations. While the majority of the public have a favorable view of surveillance in terms of crime deterrence, individuals do not accept the invasive monitoring of their private life. To date, however, there is not a lightweight and secure privacy-preserving solution for video surveillance systems. The recent success of blockchain (BC) technologies and their applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) shed a light on this challenging issue. In this paper, we propose a Lightweight, Blockchain-based Privacy protection (Lib-Pri) scheme for surveillance cameras at the edge. It enables the VSS to perform surveillance without compromising the privacy of people captured in the videos. The Lib-Pri system transforms the deployed VSS into a system that functions as a federated blockchain network capable of carrying out integrity checking, blurring keys management, feature sharing, and video access sanctioning. The policy-based enforcement of privacy measures is carried out at the edge devices for real-time video analytics without cluttering the network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages552-555
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146935
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2019Jul 17 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period7/14/197/17/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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