Int. J. of Electronic Business   »   2008 Vol.6, No.5



Title: Location privacy in a ubiquitous computing society


Author: Maya Gadzheva


Address: Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, K.U. Leuven, ICRI Sint-Michielsstraat 6, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium


Abstract: The ability to identify the exact geographical location of a mobile user at any time and to provide users of mobile devices with personalised applications tailored to their current location is at the core of the future ubiquitous computing society. Ubiquitous access to information anywhere and anytime and the ever faster, smaller and omnipresent computing devices will enable the constant collection and transmission of personal data without it being apparent to the user. This implies that maintaining privacy in a future ubiquitous computing society is a complex task involving several levels of activities to take account of the changed context.


Keywords: location privacy; ubiquitous computing; positioning systems; security; surveillance; geographical location; mobile users; mobile communications.


DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2008.021181


Int. J. of Electronic Business, 2008 Vol.6, No.5, pp.450 - 461


Available online: 09 Nov 2008



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