Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2015, Vol. 2015 ›› Issue (5): 46-60.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2015.05.004

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Review on privacy protection approaches in smart meter

TIAN Xiu-xia 1,LI Li-sha2,SUN Chao-chao1,LIU Da-ming1   

  • Received:2015-09-16 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-10-08

Abstract: With the development of the smart grid and communication technologies, smart meters have attracted increasing attentions. On the one hand, smart meters brought considerable convenience for users with better electricity consumption management and power companies′ effective power supply and efficient billing; on the other hand, it raised security threat that finegrained smart meter data could reveal users′ private information. This paper conducted a thorough survey on existing solutions mainly from identity privacy protection approach and data privacy protection approach. We deeply compared their privacyrelated factors, such as the strength of privacy protection, computational overhead, transmission overhead. Finally, we investigated the remaining challenges to protect user privacy in smart meter and discussed plausible and promising trends and directions for future research.

Key words: smart meter, privacy protection, identity privacy, data privacy

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