By Eric Priezkalns 12 Oct 2011
Look here for a brilliantly simple explanation of the subjective way people perceive mobile phone health risks. As Michael Blastland of the BBC points out:
Arguments about risk are seldom settled by evidence – partly because the evidence can be fiendishly hard to detect or agree.
That means most decisions about risk are not linked to the actual extent of the risk. However, decisions about risks tell us plenty about the character of the people making the decision.
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here
for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.
Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG)
, a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.
Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers
, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.