One of the the most contentious issues of recent months has centred on allegations that network operators have been using tracking software embedded in mobile comms devices to "spy" on their customers. The claims caused a furore in the global media and one company in particular, California-based Carrier IQ, found itself caught up in a perfect storm of criticism and bad press over issues of privacy and security when a hacker claimed that its software, which is on 150 million mobile phones, was routinely collecting confidential and sensitive data on individual phone users.
Now, TelecomTV, in association with Carrier IQ itself, presents a debate that tackles head-on the issues raised by the revelations and asks "Do operators collect user data for the benefit of their customer or for their own commercial and financial betterment.
Mike Short, Vice President, Telefonica Europe
Dean Bubley, Founder, Disruptive Analysis
Charlotte Patrick, Principal Analyst, Gartner
Martyn Warwick, Moderator,TelecomTV
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