The collection of GPS coordinates relates to privacy concerns in a fundamental way. While it is not appropriate to collect GPS data for employee-owned devices, the following notes apply to all devices enrolled in Workspace ONE UEM.

  • Only the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub relays device GPS location data back to the UEM console.
    • Other apps that use the Workspace ONE SDK such as VMware Browser, Content Locker, Boxer, and so forth, do not report GPS data back to the UEM console.
    • GPS is typically used for lost or stolen devices. It is also used when knowing the location of a device is inherently part of the Workspace ONE UEM console function such as Geofencing.
    • When GPS data is reported, Workspace ONE UEM defines a 1-kilometer region around this location. It then reports location information whenever the device moves outside the region.