Part two of my indoor location weekend micro series. This article looks at the major concerns regarding privacy in consumer indoor location services. There is growing concern over location privacy in general. We see it with drone surveillance and the monitoring of location information for marketing purposes.
The strategies that the article lists are all great points. I think that there is a certain amount of consumer responsibility when it comes to monitoring privacy, but I also think that location privacy legislation and standards are seriously lacking. As consumers we need to think about what we do in the digital world, but privacy laws are outdated and should be rethought.
The two strategies that I like the most are 1 and 4. Number 1 would standardize it so that consumers opt in instead of opt out. I think that it would help people who are not technologically up to date keep their location privacy if they do not have to hunt around for the opt out. Number 4 would keep consumer choices permanent. I do not know anybody that likes it when they get an updated user agreement and suddenly everything they have been paying for is now different.
So as always we will all have to keep up on this and see how it plays out.