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

Cottrill, C. D. and Thakuriah, P. 'V.' (2014) Privacy in context: an evaluation of policy-based approaches to location privacy protection. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 22(2), pp. 178-207. (doi:10.1093/ijlit/eat014)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thakuriah, Professor Piyushimita
Authors: Cottrill, C. D., and Thakuriah, P. 'V.'
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Research Group:Urban Transport Research Group
Journal Name:International Journal of Law and Information Technology
Publisher:Oxford Journals
ISSN:0967-0769
ISSN (Online):1464-3693

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