Vol.35, No.1, 2023, pp.243-259, doi:10.32604/iasc.2023.025719
Novel Block Chain Technique for Data Privacy and Access Anonymity in Smart Healthcare
  • J. Priya*, C. Palanisamy
Department of Information Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode, 638401, Tamilnadu, India
* Corresponding Author: J. Priya. Email:
Received 02 December 2021; Accepted 27 January 2022; Issue published 06 June 2022
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing are gaining popularity due to their numerous advantages, including the efficient utilization of internet and computing resources. In recent years, many more IoT applications have been extensively used. For instance, Healthcare applications execute computations utilizing the user’s private data stored on cloud servers. However, the main obstacles faced by the extensive acceptance and usage of these emerging technologies are security and privacy. Moreover, many healthcare data management system applications have emerged, offering solutions for distinct circumstances. But still, the existing system has issues with specific security issues, privacy-preserving rate, information loss, etc. Hence, the overall system performance is reduced significantly. A unique blockchain-based technique is proposed to improve anonymity in terms of data access and data privacy to overcome the above-mentioned issues. Initially, the registration phase is done for the device and the user. After that, the Geo-Location and IP Address values collected during registration are converted into Hash values using Adler 32 hashing algorithm, and the private and public keys are generated using the key generation centre. Then the authentication is performed through login. The user then submits a request to the blockchain server, which redirects the request to the associated IoT device in order to obtain the sensed IoT data. The detected data is anonymized in the device and stored in the cloud server using the Linear Scaling based Rider Optimization algorithm with integrated KL Anonymity (LSR-KLA) approach. After that, the Timestamp-based Public and Private Key Schnorr Signature (TSPP-SS) mechanism is used to permit the authorized user to access the data, and the blockchain server tracks the entire transaction. The experimental findings showed that the proposed LSR-KLA and TSPP-SS technique provides better performance in terms of higher privacy-preserving rate, lower information loss, execution time, and Central Processing Unit (CPU) usage than the existing techniques. Thus, the proposed method allows for better data privacy in the smart healthcare network.
Adler 32 hashing algorithm; linear scaling based rider optimization algorithm with integrated KL anonymity (LSR-KLA); timestamp-based public and private key schnorr signature (TSPP-SS); blockchain; internet of things (IoT); healthcare
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J. Priya and C. Palanisamy, "Novel block chain technique for data privacy and access anonymity in smart healthcare," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 35, no.1, pp. 243–259, 2023.
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