Chapter 10. The privacy debate

This chapter covers

  • Explaining what privacy really means
  • Exploring the two sides of the privacy debate
  • Understanding who manages privacy within location-aware applications
  • Considering the impact of privacy legislation

We started part 3, the final part of the book, by discussing in chapter 9 the different ways in which we can monetize location-aware applications and services. Where these services are directed at the general public, extra care is required because of the ongoing debate over privacy of location data.

If you were to survey an expert panel of mobile and web professionals about what they thought was the number-one hurdle to a wider and faster spread of LBS, we’d bet a large sum of money that their answer ...

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