Should geographic location data be regarded as sensitive? – some thoughts
by Pernille Wegener Jessen
International Journal of Private Law (IJPL), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

Abstract: The development of a consistent definition of sensitive data, in order to address consumer profiling, is a challenge. Part of the way to establish a consistent definition could be to find common ground on how to categorise geographic location data. Taking m-commerce and profiling as the starting points, this article puts forward some thoughts as to whether geographic location data should be categorised as sensitive personal data, at least when the data concern the precise real-time geographic location of an individual.

Online publication date: Sat, 28-Mar-2015

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