Location data and privacy: a framework for analysis

Zafeiropoulou, Aristea M., O'Hara, Kieron, Millard, David and Webber, Craig (2012) Location data and privacy: a framework for analysis. In, Stiegler, Bernard (eds.) Réseaux Sociaux: Culture Politique et Ingénierie des Réseaux Sociaux. Limoges, FR, FYP éditions, 185-200.


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Innovative services have exploited data about users’ physical location, sometimes but not always explicitly with their consent. As new applications that reveal users’ location data appear on the Web it essential to focus on the privacy implications, in particular with respect to inferences about context. This paper focuses on the understanding of location and contextual privacy by developing a framework for analysis, which is applied to existing systems that exploit location data. The analysis highlights the primal role of location in linking and inferring contextual data, but also how these inferences can extend to non-contextual data.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published as "Données de localisation et vie privée: un cadre d'analyse" Chapter 9.
ISBNs: 9782916571355 (paperback)
2916571353 (paperback)
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Keywords: location privacy, location data, contextual data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 273140
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
5 January 2012Published
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 17:05
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:22
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273140

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