Leveraging Blockchain to Enhance Data Privacy in IoT-Based Applications

  • Truc D. T. NguyenEmail author
  • Hoang-Anh Pham
  • My T. Thai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11280)


In this paper, we present how blockchain can be leveraged to tackle data privacy issues in Internet of Things (IoT). With the aid of smart contracts, we have developed a system model featuring a trustless access control management mechanism to ensure that users have full control over their data and can track how data are accessed by third-party services. Additionally, we propose a firmware update scheme using blockchain that helps prevent fraudulent data caused by IoT device tampering. Finally, we discuss how our proposed solution can strengthen the data privacy as well as tolerate common adversaries.



This paper is partially supported by NSF CNS-1443905 and NSF EFRI 1441231.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Truc D. T. Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hoang-Anh Pham
    • 2
  • My T. Thai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and EngineeringHCMC University of Technology, VNU-HCMHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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