Publication Details

Tootell, H. (2006). Location-based services and the price of security. International Symposium on Technology and Society (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.


Location-based services (LBS) are one of many high- tech solutions to national security, providing advanced information capabilities. With their use comes a perceived increase in citizens having reduced access to services and information as well as waiving certain liberties in order for national security initiatives to be fully implemented. Focusing particularly on the role of LBS, this research will establish an understanding of the 'price' people pay for national security when it is achieved using LBS. The exchange of liberties for security will be illustrated by the results of the content analysis. This research provides insight in to how far a location- based technology can be utilized in national security applications before its perceived cost-benefit is exceeded.



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