EU-Funded Study Warns of GPS Phone Privacy Concerns

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At a time when privacy issues are higher on the news agenda than ever, the EU-funded Network of Excellence FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society) is urging users to safeguard their digital identity and privacy, especially when using mobile technologies.

FIDIS reports that the smaller pieces of information gathered via mobile GPS devices – like where you live, when you go to work, how often you socialise or who you go for coffee with – can be aggregated to create a fuller ‘behavioural profile’ of the user. This  information, if passed on to third parties such as health insurance companies, could be used against you.

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