Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

Towards a Unified Interface for Privacy Regulation-conformant Location-based Services

Zibuschka, Jan
Scherner, Tobias
Fritsch, Lothar
Year: 2006
Abstract: In today’s location based services, location information is still passed around using a multitude of provider- or device-dependent interfaces, which vary both in the data format used for encoding location information and in the amount of identity management parameters, such as policies or negotiation options, and their enforceability. We document the necessity of a unified interface and set of policies for controlling the distribution of location information, while presenting different applicable privacy enhancing techniques and deployment scenarios that would have to be supported.