Privacy in Location-Based Services and Their Criticality Based on Usage Context

  • Tom LorenzEmail author
  • Ina SchieringEmail author
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 576)


Location based services are an important trend for smart city services, mobility and navigation services, fitness apps and augmented reality applications. Because of the growing significance of location-based services, location privacy is an important aspect. Typical use cases are identified and investigated based on user perceptions of usefulness and intrusiveness. In addition criticality of services is evaluated taking the typical technical realization into account. In the context of this analysis the implication of privacy patterns is investigated. An overall criticality rating based on applied location privacy patterns is proposed and thoroughly discussed, while taking the decrease of usability into consideration.


Location-based services Smart city Location privacy Tracking Augmented reality Privacy risks 



This work was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of SmarteInklusion (01PE18011C).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ostfalia University of Applied SciencesWolfenbüttelGermany

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