[rfc-dist] RFC 6772 on Geolocation Policy: A Document Format for Expressing Privacy Preferences for Location Information

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        RFC 6772

        Title:      Geolocation Policy: A Document Format 
                    for Expressing Privacy Preferences for Location 
        Author:     H. Schulzrinne, Ed.,
                    H. Tschofenig, Ed.,
                    J. Cuellar, J. Polk,
                    J. Morris, M. Thomson
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2013
        Mailbox:    schulzrinne at cs.columbia.edu, 
                    Hannes.Tschofenig at gmx.net, 
                    Jorge.Cuellar at siemens.com, jmpolk at cisco.com, 
                    ietf at jmorris.org, martin.thomson at gmail.com
        Pages:      44
        Characters: 87801
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-geopriv-policy-27.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6772.txt

This document defines an authorization policy language for
controlling access to location information.  It extends the Common
Policy authorization framework to provide location-specific access
control.  More specifically, this document defines condition elements
specific to location information in order to restrict access to data
based on the current location of the Target.

Furthermore, this document defines two algorithms for reducing the
granularity of returned location information.  The first algorithm is
defined for usage with civic location information, whereas the other
one applies to geodetic location information.  Both algorithms come
with limitations.  There are circumstances where the amount of
location obfuscation provided is less than what is desired.  These
algorithms might not be appropriate for all application domains.

This document is a product of the Geographic Location/Privacy Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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