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LSE Tech - Internet and communications economics, policy and strategy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Department of Management
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE


Telephone: +44 (0) 207 107 5393



Nokia Near Field Communications and privacy study project

Project outline

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|.

Public event

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)


Project staff

The following is a list of staff working on this project:

Jonathan Liebenau

Dr Jonathan Liebenau|

Lead researcher

Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood

Dr Silvia Elaluf Calderwood


Gus Hosein

Dr Gus Hosein|


Patrik Karrberg

Dr Patrik Karrberg


Louise Newton-Clare

Ms Louise Newton-Clare

Project Manager