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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 pp. 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.

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Published date: 5 January 2012
Additional Information: Published as "Données de localisation et vie privée: un cadre d'analyse" Chapter 9.
Keywords: location privacy, location data, contextual data
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 273140
ISBN: 9782916571355
PURE UUID: 97cd6f82-e918-4e6f-a964-6da37c0aa4a7
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2012 17:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:16

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Author: Aristea M. Zafeiropoulou
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Craig Webber
Editor: Bernard Stiegler

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