The burden on telcos to provide data to customers could be greatly increased if the activists who destroyed the US-EU data protection safe harbor succeed with their latest legal challenge.
From satellite tracking to CDR data to contact-tracing apps, many mechanisms are being used to monitor people’s movements. This raises concerns about the balance between health and privacy.
Korea’s largest telco uses phone data to counter epidemics. They want other countries to adopt their technology.
Telco bosses were quick to distance themselves from ‘shady’ data brokers but many details about lax sharing of location data remain unresolved.
A free demo service that allowed people to locate their own phones was vulnerable to anonymous exploitation.