Location reporting satellite paging system with optional blocking of location reporting

  • US 8,195,188 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2003
  • Issued: 06/05/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communication system comprising:

  • (a) a mobile remote unit;

    (b) a controller for receiving a location of said mobile remote unit;

    (c) a network of communication resources some of which are identified as preauthorized to access the location of the mobile remote unit when permission given in advance to access the location of the mobile remote unit is received from the resource and matched against permission required to access the location of the mobile remote unit;

    (c1) a privacy profile indicating whether the owner of said mobile remote unit has opted to divulge the location of said mobile remote unit to a preauthorized communication resource;

    (d) the communication system able to use the privacy profile to selectively deny access to the location of said mobile remote unit among said network of preauthorized communication resources;

    wherein said privacy profile of said mobile remote unit can be used to selectively allow access to the location of said mobile remote unit to one or more resources among the pre-authorized communication resources even though said privacy profile can also be used to selectively deny access to the location of said mobile remote unit to one or more resources among the pre-authorized communication resources identified as submitting valid permission required to access the location of the mobile remote unit.

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