Privacy Issues of the W3C Geolocation API [article]

Nick Doty and Deirdre K. Mulligan and Erik Wilde
2010 arXiv   pre-print
The W3C's Geolocation API may rapidly standardize the transmission of location information on the Web, but, in dealing with such sensitive information, it also raises serious privacy concerns. We analyze the manner and extent to which the current W3C Geolocation API provides mechanisms to support privacy. We propose a privacy framework for the consideration of location information and use it to evaluate the W3C Geolocation API, both the specification and its use in the wild, and recommend some
more » ... odifications to the API as a result of our analysis.
arXiv:1003.1775v1 fatcat:aizpmck75vbrnhbkizli2uex64