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Brisbane Council To Collect Bluetooth Data

MOBILE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

September 6, 2012

Brisbane City Hall has introduced a plan to collect data from Bluetooth-enabled devices that aims to give an accurate depiction of the city’s traffic flow, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The privacy commissioner has not been consulted on the plan, the report states, but Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner says the system “does not pick up any personal, private information,” adding, “we can't identify individuals by their phone, but certainly each phone has a unique identifier.” However, a council spokesman has pointed out that the only way to opt out of the plan is to turn off Bluetooth functionality.
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