Peter Lancaster

Mr Peter Lancaster

IAA Knowledge Exchange Manager

University of surrey

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Privacy implications of mobile apps for children

The US Federal Trade Commission has released a report that details the results of a survey of mobile apps for children.

The survey shows that neither the app stores nor the developers provide the information parents need to determine what data is being collected from their children, its security or the potential uses.

 

 

Is your phone watching you?

Those of us following the Carrier IQ saga may have some questions for the panel at A Fine Balance 2011

If you've not been following it: Carrier IQ is apparently an application installed on many smartphones that tracks user interactions - primarily to improve the user experience, but with rather obvious privacy implications.

Further reading:

Carrier IQ

BBC

PCWorld

TechCrunch

The Guardian

US investigates location privacy

The Where Business give a short summary of what the US is doing regarding location privacy. Interesting that there seem to be apps that deliberately obtain the location and email addresses of minors.

Good reading prior to our "A Fine Balance" event on Dec 12th

Location and cyber privacy in the digital age

@finebalance2011
 

New EU guidelines to address privacy concerns over use of RFIDs

The European Commission has signed a voluntary agreement with industry, civil society, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency), and privacy and data protection watchdogs in Europe to establish guidelines for all companies in Europe to address the data protection implications of smart tags (Radio Frequency Identification Devices – RFID) prior to placing them on the market. 

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