Shopping centre uses mobile phone data to "monitor visitor levels"
ukcrypto at sourcetagged.ian.co.uk
Tue Aug 23 22:25:35 BST 2011
On 23 Aug 2011, at 14:41, k.brown at bbk.ac.uk wrote:
>> Isn't this capture of traffic data
> According to that link "Traffic data means any data which is
> processed: to convey a communication on an electronic communications
> network; or for the billing in respect of that communication"
> Base station polling doesn't actually convey communications nor is it
> used for billing. So I guess its not traffic data.
> OK the same equipment that captures the polls and the TIMSIs might
> also be used to tell if a phone call is in progress, which is traffic
> data, but you'd have to show that they are doing that.
Try a thought experiment here - remove the base station polling. Can
the network now convey
communications to a handset, no it can't. Therefore base station
polling is a necessary part of
"data which is processed: to convey a communication on an electronic
network". Thus base station polling is, by that definition, traffic
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