Gartner Research

Geolocation, Access Control and Privacy

Published: 28 August 2012

ID: G00229279

Analyst(s): Ian Glazer , Robin Wilton

Summary

Location data is the fugu fish of personal information: a tempting and valued consumable that can be highly toxic if not properly handled. As geolocation technology becomes more prevalent and more diverse, organizations must develop their understanding of all its modalities and hone their ability to manage the resulting data.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Analysis

  • Geolocation: Growth, Diversity and Ubiquity
  • Geolocation and Access Control
    • Geolocation Accuracy and Access Control
  • Geolocation and Privacy
    • Geolocation Accuracy and Privacy
  • Access Control and Privacy
  • Use Cases
    • Baseline Example: ATM Networks and Fraud Detection
    • Geolocation-Aware Adaptive Authorization
    • Locate Your Employee
    • "Geofencing" in Retail Premises
    • "Edge" Cases
  • Comparison of Geolocation Techniques
    • Governance Implications

Recommended Reading

Notes

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.