Title: Privacy concerns pertaining to location-based services

Authors: Maya Gadzheva

Addresses: Interdisciplinary Center for Law and ICT (ICRI), Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Abstract: Wireless location positioning can occur using a variety of technologies – satellite, cellular and infrared technologies – to name just a few common approaches. Location-Based Service (LBS) has been often considered the next |revolution| in the wireless market, the next |big thing|. They have a wide field of promising applications across all aspects of the wireless market – from consumer to business-to-business solutions. Unfortunately, the same location-aware technologies that bring all the benefits also raise a lot of privacy and data protection issues due to their capability to collect, store, use and disclose a lot of personal information.

Keywords: location-based services; positioning systems; privacy; surveillance; ubiquitous computing; wireless location positioning; data protection; personal information; location-aware technologies; security; information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIM.2007.014370

International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.49 - 57

Published online: 03 Jul 2007 *

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