geopriv Requirements, co-authored with Jorge Cuellar, John B. Morris, Jr., Jon Peterson, and James Polk, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet-Drafts, The Internet Society

Type: Research Paper
Year: 2001

Location-based services, navigation applications, emergency services, management of equipment in the field, and other location-dependent services need geographic information about a target (such as a user, resource or other entity). There is a need to securely gather and transfer location information for location services, while at the same time protecting the privacy of the individuals involved. Focuses on the authorization, security and privacy requirements for such location-dependent services. Specifically, it describes the requirements for the geopriv location object (LO) and for the protocols that use this location object. This LO is envisioned to be the main object defined by the geopriv WG, used in all geopriv exchanges and in particular used to securely transfer location data.