Mobile Phone Privacy Issues

Mobile Phone Privacy Issues

C. Gurau (Montpellier Business School, France)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8.ch093
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Abstract

This article presents an overview of the main privacy problems raised by mobile phones, both for their users and for society in general, and analyzes a series of solutions for reducing their negative impact. After discussing the evolution of private vs. public space in the last decade, the article presents the main privacy concerns related with mobile phone usage. A series of data collected both from mobile phone owners, as well as from people without mobile phones, is analyzed, providing a basis for comparing conflicting opinions related to privacy issues. The article concludes with a series of solutions that already exist or may be available in the near future, and which can solve or reduce mobile phone privacy problems.

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