The term "privacy" covers a wide range of concepts including privacy of individual identity, privacy of confidential and especially personal data, privacy regarding personal location, etc. The pervasive nature of mobile devices has already given rise to lots of privacy challenges.
The 5G ENSURE Privacy enabler identifies 5G user privacy requirements and provides security mechanisms able to prevent privacy violations by adopting a proactive approach.
5G networks will handle privacy sensitive user data and important information related to the subscribers’ identities, e.g., the international mobile subscriber identification number (IMSI), mobile phone number (MSISDN), IMEI, the subscribers’ locations and so on. Today mobile applications (malware/spyware, misbehaving applications and also common applications) disclose a large amount of personal and device identifying information (e.g., IMSI, phone number, location data, IMEI etc.). Most users are becoming privacy-aware and understand that if such private information is accessed by applications, their privacy is not guaranteed.
Relevance for 5G-ENSURE