Toward Addressing Location Privacy Issues: New Affiliations with Social and Location Attributes
Dimitris Kavroudakis () and
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Katerina Vgena: Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics Laboratory, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, GR 81100 Lesvos, Greece
Angeliki Kitsiou: Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics Laboratory, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, GR 81100 Lesvos, Greece
Christos Kalloniatis: Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics Laboratory, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, GR 81100 Lesvos, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis: Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, GR 18534 Piraeus, Greece
Future Internet, 2019, vol. 11, issue 11, 1-20
Nowadays, location-sharing applications (LSA) within social media enable users to share their location information at different levels of precision. Users on their side are willing to disclose this kind of information in order to represent themselves in a socially acceptable online way. However, they express privacy concerns regarding potential malware location-sharing applications, since users’ geolocation information can provide affiliations with their social identity attributes that enable the specification of their behavioral normativity, leading to sensitive information disclosure and privacy leaks. This paper, after a systematic review on previous social and privacy location research, explores the overlapping of these fields in identifying users’ social attributes through examining location attributes while online, and proposes a targeted set of location privacy attributes related to users’ socio-spatial characteristics within social media.
Keywords: social and spatial characteristics; geolocation information; privacy concerns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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