Privacy in context: an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection

Caitlin D. Cottrill, Piyushimita Thakuriah

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Abstract

In this article, we expand upon earlier analysis of location-service-related privacy policies in the public and private sector. Our intent is to identify key privacy components in an effort to more clearly and consistently address the privacy expectations of the public through the protections provided them by service and product providers. Through use of content analysis, we aim to determine how understandable current privacy policies are to the average consumer, how comprehensively they address identified components of privacy, and how consistently privacy is treated in the location arena. It is hoped that this analysis will assist with the development of practical and comprehensive approaches to privacy preservation in the area of intelligent transportation systems and location-based services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-207
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Information Technology
Volume22
Issue number2
Early online date26 Nov 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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  • location services
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Privacy in context : an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection. / Cottrill, Caitlin D.; Thakuriah, Piyushimita.

In: International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 178-207.

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