Mobile Privacy: What We Know and Don’t Know

Mobile Privacy: What We Know and Don't Know_HKUST Professor Kai-Lung Hui and Professor James Kwok_photoConsumers are increasingly addicted to mobile applications. But their implications for personal privacy are insufficiently known. The personal privacy issue has only recently become a subject for intense public interest and concern due to recent world events and revelations. Prof Kai-Lung Hui and Prof James Kwok will confront it head-on, taking the lid off the mystery surrounding how data in mobile phones can be accessed by others and what kinds of data are stored in them, and how such practice could affect or jeopardize personal privacy in a broader context. They will also speak to the emerging privacy challenges associated with mobile applications, and the corresponding government and usage policy considerations needed to address them.

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