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Chapter 7. PRIVACY OVER THE AIRWAVES > Technology to the Rescue?

Technology to the Rescue?

Considering the puzzle of problems inherent in policy, privacy addressed through technology may just be the best solution when it comes to mobile devices. Privacy enhancing technology is being developed by a few companies that want to provide multi-jurisdictional compatibility aimed at solving regulatory problems for mobile operators and service providers who cater to a global market. In the near future look to see privacy enhancements for e-cash, m-commerce, location-based services, public key-based encryption, and privacy protection for those of us who use wireless Internet services and receive wireless advertising. Technological solutions go a long way toward maintaining and enhancing the level of trust between users and mobile operators. The result is a more successful and diverse market for wireless products and services. Who knows, in the not-to-distant future wireless technology may just enable you to beam yourself home from the office!


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