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Geophysical location tracking technology

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Definition Edit

Geophysical location tracking technology is

any hardware, software, or application that collects and reports data or information that identifies the precise geophysical location of an item.[1]

Overview Edit

"Geophysical location tracking technologies include, but are not limited to, technologies that report the GPS coordinates of a computer or other item; the WiFi signals available to or actually used by a computer to access the Internet; the telecommunication towers or connections available to or actually used by a computer; the processing of any such reported data or information through geolocation lookup services; or any information derived from any combination of the foregoing."[2]

References Edit

  1. Federal Trade Commission, In re Aaron's, Inc., Agreement Containing Consent Order, Definitions ¶8 (full-text).
  2. Id.

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