Mind your step! : How profiling location reveals your identity - and how you prepare for it

  • Location-based services (LBS) are services that position your mobile phone to provide some context-based service for you. Some of these services – called ‘location tracking’ applications - need frequent updates of the current position to decide whether a service should be initiated. Thus, internet-based systems will continuously collect and process the location in relationship to a personal context of an identified customer. This paper will present the concept of location as part of a person’s identity. I will conceptualize location in information systems and relate it to concepts like privacy, geographical information systems and surveillance. The talk will present how the knowledge of a person's private life and identity can be enhanced with data mining technologies on location profiles and movement patterns. Finally, some first concepts about protecting location information.

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Author:Lothar Fritsch
Parent Title (German):FIDIS Doctoral Consortium, Post-Proceedings on Profiling, Fira
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/19
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:European Union IST FIDIS Research Project
Release Date:2006/01/19
Tag:Datenschutz; Kontrolle; Ortsbasierte Dienste; Privatsphärenschutztechnik
Location-based services; control; privacy enhancing technology
GND Keyword:Ortung; Privatsphäre; Datenschutz; Datenschutz / Kontrolle; Identität
Page Number:6
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht