What Is Location Tracking?

Location tracking refers to the collection and analysis of data that reveals the whereabouts of a device or person. This is a prevalent practice that can be achieved through GPS, Wi-Fi, cell tower triangulation, and other methods as well as combinations of methods.

Information gathered in these ways can be used in navigation, mapping, and location-based services. However, it can also raise privacy concerns as it enables organizations, companies, and governments to gather and retain sensitive data about a person’s activities and movements.

To address these privacy concerns, many devices and applications provide options for turning off or limiting location tracking, or for controlling the sharing of location data with outside parties. This allows individuals to better protect their personal information and privacy.

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Updated on: February 14, 2023

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