Journal article

Transport and Surveillance Aspects of Location-Based Services

Marcus Wigan, Roger Clarke

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Transport is a series of movements between locations, and considerable efforts are spent to secure details of such movements for planning and modeling purposes. This paper considers the issues raised when such information is secured too well, as well as the accompanying implications for surveillance and privacy. Location is a critical aspect of both privacy and surveillance. A detailed record of locations allows all sorts of other information to be linked together, adding to information about the subject and his or her associates in the same way that a unique identifier allows dataveillance to be expanded swiftly and extensively. In this case, the information comes from allowing the linking ..

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