LSE Tech investigated how information generated by customers of mobile services is being used and whether customers' behaviour is affected by concerns about privacy. The use of NFC in public transport ticketing schemes, such as the Oyster card in London and the Octopus card in Hong Kong, and applications in retailing will provide case studies for the research. The team also looked at the regulations and policies governing Near Field Communications (NFC) in Europe and Asia and considered the incentives and barriers to the commercial development of NFC. See our project launch press release.
New mobile technologies - Privacy and policy, threats and opportunities
Monday 17 October 2011 - 6.30pm
New research on Oyster Cards and other applications of near field communication technologies shows how the economics and acceptability of mobile transaction systems impact business and governance practices. Speakers outline some of the concerns which it raises. Access the video and audio recording of the event.
Access our final report
A white paper of the LSE/Nokia research collaboration by Jonathan Liebenau, Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, Patrik Karrberg and Gus Hosein (October 2011)
The following is a list of staff working on this project:
Dr Silvia Elaluf Calderwood
Dr Patrik Karrberg
Ms Louise Newton-Clare