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Who's Watching You Now?
January/February 2007 (vol. 5 no. 1)
pp. 76-79
John Morris, Center for Democracy & Technology
Jon Peterson, NeuStar
The growing use of applications and services that transmit location information over IP networks raises significant issues about that information's privacy, security, and control. To address these issues, the IETF's Geographic Location/Privacy working group (Geopriv WG) has created a set of standards for sending location information coupled with privacy rules over the Internet. The standards call for the creation of location objects, which contain a location along with a limited set of rules that can point to external sets of more complex rules, if necessary. In development over the past five years, Geopriv is approaching an initial completion stage and appears likely to be implemented in several key technologies.
Index Terms:
location, standards, GeoPriv, IETF, Geographic Location/Privacy
John Morris, Jon Peterson, "Who's Watching You Now?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 76-79, Jan.-Feb. 2007, doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.24
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