I discussed this issue last week with a number of people, with DoCoMo
employees amongst others.
From a technical point of view these positioning solutions are ready to
launch, but all main players are very carefull because of the privacy
related issues. Although there is not yet a real public debate, all parties
involved are aware of the issues and discuss them with each other and focus
groups of potential users.
Launch of position based services in Japan is expected to be carefully
planned, for specific services only and fully permission based. Again a
wonderfull business case for us here in Europe.
Received on Mon Aug 21 17:40:03 2000