Finnish business fined for tracking employees

In Finland one of the first fines handed out to a water supply management company which used location data in the vehicles used by employees which is considered systematic monitoring. A DPIA should be conducted. Taken from DLA Piper blogFollowed from a complaint made by an individual. Kymen Vesi processed location data of its employees … Continue reading Finnish business fined for tracking employees

Covid-19, a rehearsal for the real horror? and privacy concerns

The use of tracking technologies to collect data on the spread of covid-19 has triggered a lot of discussions concerning the privacy invasions of such practices, one which I got involved in was the installation as a default a tracking App on both Apple and Android devices, which needed to be switched on by the … Continue reading Covid-19, a rehearsal for the real horror? and privacy concerns

Draft rules on use of personal information in China

Really interesting post on rules concerning the use of personal information in China. If you make it to the end of the article 😉 I am very much of the same opinion as the author, in that okay to have rules but what about enforcement. Also is the actual intentions of the Chinese authorities? Are … Continue reading Draft rules on use of personal information in China

You are being tracked!

Unless you opt out. At least that's what some researchers are claiming. It seems that certain mobile phones, namely those hosting windows7 OS and the iPhone. Apparently the windows smartphone does this even after you've switched off this functionally. This has gone to the law courts in the US now http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/01/microsoft-location-tracking?cat=technology&type=article. Now you maybe thinking … Continue reading You are being tracked!

Love / Hate and location tracking

I was watching TV last night, I think it was 'bones'. There was a dating service whereby via your mobile phone you could pick up if anyone else registered to that dating service within a 100 metres (or something similar) and a message would pop-up "Love / Hate" and a picture of the person. Question … Continue reading Love / Hate and location tracking

RFID on metal cans

In Japan an RFID tag has been released on an aluminum can for the first time ever. This is pretty interesting as metal has always been a problem for RFID, in that it blocks it from being read. Here is a link to the article in NyTeknik in Swedish. I can't find anything in English, … Continue reading RFID on metal cans

Celebrities Big Brother ‘white trash’ brings in RFID for entertainment

The Celebrity Big Brother program has moved on to another dimension in their surveillance with the use of RFID on participants, just for our entertainment. It is pretty sad that we are a nation that feel entertained by such 'white trash'. Have we nothing better to do with our time than to take part or … Continue reading Celebrities Big Brother ‘white trash’ brings in RFID for entertainment

The mobile phone as an ultimate personal marketing machine

It seems that advertisers have been getting pretty excited about the potential of the mobile phone. This is no surprise when you consider that cellular carriers possess terabytes of demographic data on their users and they even know where the caller is. Your mobile phone gives all of this away. Advertisers today have the potential … Continue reading The mobile phone as an ultimate personal marketing machine

Is Google tracking me?

This is a good question. Google have just realised a new service called Latitude. Latitude lets smartphone and laptop users share their location with friends and allows those friends to share their locations in return. Although not pinpoint accurate, Latitude can display your general location based on information from GPS satellites and cell towers. Latitude … Continue reading Is Google tracking me?