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Make Maximum Privacy Default

GEO PRIVACY

June 16, 2010

The International Business Times reports that as location-based services become more common, so do privacy and security concerns. Stored locational data could be misused or used in civil lawsuits such as divorce cases, said Peter Eckersley of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He added that unless the company providing the service specifically states how long the data is kept, chances are it is forever. "Privacy is hard to figure out. It's hard to anticipate in advance the kind of privacy you're going to need," he said, adding that the solution is to design applications to provide maximum privacy as the default. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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