Smartphones and metadata – a question of privacy

Wednesday 9 July 2014

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In summary

  • Analysis for The Conversation by Philip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology

 

Metadata – as the name suggests – is data about data. While most of it may seem innocuous, it can be highly valuable to police, investigators and others.

With the proliferation of smartphones, the amount and type of metadata that is available has increased dramatically. In this episode of TCTV, Philip Branch explains the privacy consequences of having all this metadata available.

This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation.The Conversation

Written by Philip Branch, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications, Swinburne University of Technology. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.