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Toward the regulation of the location-based services industry: directing Australian Government telecommunications policy

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Emerging location-based services (LBS) in the Australian telecommunications sector are being deployed without the necessary regulatory provisions in place. The ability to pinpoint a human to a specific geographic location is now possible using a variety of wireless positioning technologies. LBS grants public and private enterprises the ability to tag, track and trace people for control, care and convenience applications but without the appropriate safeguards and protections for subscribers. The results of this research will direct Australian government telecommunications policy, and specifically address critical gaps in the current telecommunications legislation.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881191

Local Award Id


  • 9676

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Emerging location-based services (LBS) in the Australian telecommunications sector are being deployed without the necessary regulatory provisions in place. The ability to pinpoint a human to a specific geographic location is now possible using a variety of wireless positioning technologies. LBS grants public and private enterprises the ability to tag, track and trace people for control, care and convenience applications but without the appropriate safeguards and protections for subscribers. The results of this research will direct Australian government telecommunications policy, and specifically address critical gaps in the current telecommunications legislation.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881191

Local Award Id


  • 9676