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'A Spy in your Pocket'? The Regulation of Mobile Data in the UK.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nicola Green



The growth of mobile digital communication devices has seen a corresponding growth in the data created byusers in the course of their mobile communications. The ease with which such data - including sensitive timedependentlocation information - can be collected and stored raises clear data protection and concerns. Thevalue such data offers to both law enforcement agencies and the private sector has complicated regulatoryresponses to such data protection concerns. This has lead to the contradictory situation in which mobiledata is used by the law enforcement agencies and the private sector to identify individual users, yet thissame information is not considered to be 'personal data'.

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Author(s): Green N, Smith S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Surveillance and Society

Year: 2004

Volume: 1

Issue: 4

Pages: 573-587

Online publication date: 01/09/2002

Date deposited: 08/06/2017

ISSN (electronic): 1477-7847

Publisher: Surveillance Studies Network



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