Canada Dashboard Digest

Commissioner Concerned about Smart Phones

GEO PRIVACY

April 9, 2010

Canada's privacy commissioner says she has reservations about smart phones' potential to track users, the Montreal Gazette reports. "...People can be tracked 24 hours a day without knowing," Stoddart said. "It can be dangerous for some people to know where they are, and others just want to stay anonymous." At La Boule de Cristal conference this week, Stoddart said she's also concerned about the future implications of the phone technology, which can send coupons and other promotional materials tailored to a users' location. Stoddart said her office will study this "minority report phenomenon" in the next few months.
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