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Article: Location privacy: The challenges of mobile service devices

TitleLocation privacy: The challenges of mobile service devices
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherElsevier Advanced Technology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/422550/description?navopenmenu=-2
Citation
Computer Law & Security Review, 2014, v. 30 n. 1, p. 41-54 How to Cite?
AbstractAdding to the current debate, this article focuses on the personal data and privacy challenges posed by private industry's use of smart mobile devices that provide location-based services to users and consumers. Directly relevant to personal data protection are valid concerns about the collection, retention, use and accessibility of this kind of personal data, in relation to which a key issue is whether valid consent is ever obtained from users. While it is indisputable that geo-location technologies serve important functions, their potential use for surveillance and invasion of privacy should not be overlooked. Thus, in this study we address the question of how a legal regime can ensure the proper functionality of geo-location technologies while preventing their misuse. In doing so, we examine whether information gathered from geo-location technologies is a form of personal data, how it is related to privacy and whether current legal protection mechanisms are adequate. We argue that geo-location data are indeed a type of personal data. Not only is this kind of data related to an identified or identifiable person, it can reveal also core biographical personal data. What is needed is the strengthening of the existing law that protects personal data (including location data), and a flexible legal response that can incorporate the ever-evolving and unknown advances in technology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194700
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.373
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.382
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, ASYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-17T02:03:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-17T02:03:32Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationComputer Law & Security Review, 2014, v. 30 n. 1, p. 41-54en_US
dc.identifier.issn0267-3649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194700-
dc.description.abstractAdding to the current debate, this article focuses on the personal data and privacy challenges posed by private industry's use of smart mobile devices that provide location-based services to users and consumers. Directly relevant to personal data protection are valid concerns about the collection, retention, use and accessibility of this kind of personal data, in relation to which a key issue is whether valid consent is ever obtained from users. While it is indisputable that geo-location technologies serve important functions, their potential use for surveillance and invasion of privacy should not be overlooked. Thus, in this study we address the question of how a legal regime can ensure the proper functionality of geo-location technologies while preventing their misuse. In doing so, we examine whether information gathered from geo-location technologies is a form of personal data, how it is related to privacy and whether current legal protection mechanisms are adequate. We argue that geo-location data are indeed a type of personal data. Not only is this kind of data related to an identified or identifiable person, it can reveal also core biographical personal data. What is needed is the strengthening of the existing law that protects personal data (including location data), and a flexible legal response that can incorporate the ever-evolving and unknown advances in technology.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Advanced Technology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/422550/description?navopenmenu=-2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofComputer Law & Security Reviewen_US
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computer Law & Security Report. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computer Law & Security Report, 2014, v. 30 n. 1, p. 41-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.clsr.2013.11.005-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleLocation privacy: The challenges of mobile service devicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, ASY: annechue@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, ASY=rp01243en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.clsr.2013.11.005en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84895065041-
dc.identifier.hkuros227715en_US
dc.identifier.volume30en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage41en_US
dc.identifier.epage54en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000331486000004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US

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