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ACLU of Northern California, Location-Based Services: Time for a Privacy Check-In (Nov. 2010) (full-text).
This paper is the third in a series of issue papers by the ACLU of Northern California that discuss new technology trends and their consequences. This paper examines the current state of legal and technical privacy protections for users of location-based services and explores opportunities for consumers, businesses, and policymakers to work together to update and enhance these protections.
Part I of this paper provides background information on location-based services. Part II examines the privacy concerns that arise from the use of location-based services and Part III surveys the current state of privacy protections for consumers of these services. Finally, Part IV identifies opportunities for consumers, businesses, and policymakers to reinforce privacy protections for location information so that individuals are not forced to pay for location-based services with control over their personal information.