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To what degree can I track a mobile device in Australia?

Timf7292
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Hi All,

Documentation for Mobile App Analytics says that it is possible to track to within 1m of a users location with the tracklocation method:

see bottom table in: Lifecycle Metrics

However in discussion with some people, there is debate as to if this is possible or not in Australia. Does tracking precision vary by region?

Thanks!

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praschetan
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Employee
Employee

Location tracking precision varies based on the underlying platform (Android, iOS) and the device settings. Location latitude/longitude, in this case, is obtained by the app developer and passed to Adobe Analytics using the trackLocation API. The documentation implies that if higher orders of precision are available, they will be passed into those variables, accordingly. For questions on what levels of precision are available, we refer to platform/device manufacturers; and for questions on best practices & legality - we'd recommend connecting with your internal legal stakeholders or your Adobe Customer Success Managers.

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praschetan
Correct answer by
Employee
Employee

Location tracking precision varies based on the underlying platform (Android, iOS) and the device settings. Location latitude/longitude, in this case, is obtained by the app developer and passed to Adobe Analytics using the trackLocation API. The documentation implies that if higher orders of precision are available, they will be passed into those variables, accordingly. For questions on what levels of precision are available, we refer to platform/device manufacturers; and for questions on best practices & legality - we'd recommend connecting with your internal legal stakeholders or your Adobe Customer Success Managers.

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