Machine Learning (ML) has become one of the dominant technologies in the research world. It is being applied without exception in every field where automation and future predictions are required such as cyber security, computer vision, data science, search engines and various other disciplines. The application of ML in search engines creates a high risk of breaching user's privacy because this involves using data gathered from user's browsing history, purchase transactions, searching videos and queries. The user's information gathered from the search engine queries stored in computers, mobiles, other handheld devices is privately uploaded to a centralised cloud location and is then utilised in designing various ML models. As most ML models use a trained model that requires large datasets, user data gathered this way plays an important role in the development of the ML models. This however creates a significant privacy issue for individuals who may not want to reveal their personal information for ML training yet, prevention of this is beyond their access and control. In this article, we focus on the use of ML in mobile devices and address privacy concerns that can be raised by practising ML in mobile devices. The primary area of study in this research is the comparison of ML on mobile devices with ML on the cloud and figuring out its feasibility of becoming an essential ML for preserving user's privacy. Sequentially, this study first explores the need for using the ML algorithm to address privacy issues. Next, a pre-chosen ML algorithm will be tested on mobile devices and cloud to get the comparison outcome that justifies the adoption of privacy-preserving ML model on mobile devices to preserve the user's privacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 5th International Conference on innovative technologies in intelligent systems and industrial applications (CITISIA), 25-27 Nov. 2020
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194370
ISBN (Print)9781728194387 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 08 Apr 2021
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications, CITISIA 2020: CITISIA 2020 - Charles Sturt University Sydney campus, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 202027 Nov 2020
https://web.archive.org/web/20201128085551/https://ieee-citisia.org/ (Conference website)
https://web.archive.org/web/20210124015105/https://ieee-citisia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Conference-Program-new1.pdf (Conference program)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9371766/proceeding?pageNumber=4 (Full paper proceedings)

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NameCITISIA 2020 - IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications, Proceedings


Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems and Industrial Applications, CITISIA 2020
OtherThe “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration.
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