Binding Privacy Rules to Location on the Web

Alissa Cooper, John B. Morris


As a tool for mitigating the potential privacy risks of gathering and transmitting location information on the Web, we suggest in this paper a model for conveying location information together with privacy rules to govern the use of that information. Binding privacy rules to the conveyance of location information is one useful tool to help developers build location-based systems and services that comport with the concept of fair information practices (FIPs) — a set of widely accepted principles that create a basis for privacy-protective systems. We offer as a model one fully developed set of standards for binding location data conveyed across IP networks to privacy rules.


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