Together with Carsten Keßler (Aalborg University) and Clio Andris (Georgia Tech), Professor McKenzie put together a special issue on the topic of geospatial privacy and security in the Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS). This issue was born out of the Location Privacy and Security Workshop held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Geographical Information Science (GIScience) which took place in Melbourne, Australia on August 28th, 2018. The workshop was aimed at facilitating a discussion surrounding current methods and techniques related to location privacy as well as the social and political implications of location privacy, among others. Contributions and discussion at the workshop revolved around methods and techniques for securing location inform-tion, following a keynote presentation on the operationalization of differential privacy by Dr. Benjamin Rubinstein. Three papers were accepted to the workshop and all participants were invited to submit full papers to this special issue. After careful review, two papers were accepted: a novel research manuscript entitled Exploring the effectiveness of geomasking techniques for protecting the geoprivacy of Twitter users by Gao et al. and a survey manuscript entitled Privacy, space, and time: A survey on privacy-preserving continuous data publishing by Katsomallos et al.
We wrote up a short editorial for the special issue here: https://www.josis.org/index.php/josis/article/view/608/261