European Data Protection Digest

Mobile Phone Capable of Tracking Users' Movements

PERSONAL PRIVACY

March 12, 2010

A Japanese company has created a mobile phone capable of tracking users' physical movements, BBC News reports. KDDI Corporation has developed phone technology capable of  deciphering precise movements such as scrubbing, sweeping and walking, for example. KDDI plans to sell the phone to managers, foremen and employment agencies, the report states. Some say it introduces an increased opportunity for abuse. "...There will surely be negative consequences when applied to employee tracking or salesforce optimization," said the director of the International University of Japan's mobile consumer lab.  
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