Method and system for managing location information for wireless communications devices

DC CAFC
  • US 7,203,752 B2
  • Filed: 02/14/2002
  • Issued: 04/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for controlling access to location information generated for wireless communications devices, comprising:

  • a first memory configured for storing at least one privacy profile for at least one subscriber wireless communications device, wherein the privacy profile includes;

    identification information for the at least one wireless communications device,a list of client applications that are permitted to receive the location information for the at least one wireless communications device, anda permission set for each of the client applications in the list of client applications, wherein the permission set comprises at least one of a temporal limitation on access to the location information or a spatial limitation on access to the location information; and

    a first interface accessible over a data network which is configured to access, retrieve and provide the location information for the at least one wireless communications device to the client application wherein prior to provision of the location information the first interface is further configured to access the privacy profile of the at least one wireless communications device in the first memory and, based on an analysis of the list of client applications that are permitted to receive the location information, provide the location information in a manner specified in the profile, which includes but is not limited to denying access to the location information.

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