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Future mobile information society: Social Aspects
This page covers the following issues related to the mobile information society: consumer protection (anonymity and privacy, Mobile SPAM, health considerations), the youth market, social considerations, the new mobile etiquette.

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ITU Background Paper: Social and Human Considerations for a More Mobile World (February 2004)

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Related ITU Activities

(SPU) SPU NEWSLOG on "Mobile" and "Wireless Networks" and "Ubiquitous Networks"

(SPU) ITU Internet Report "The Portable Internet," September 2004
(SPU) ITU Internet Report "Internet for a Mobile Generation", September 2002"
(SPU) Research project on "Mobile overtakes fixed" (2003)
(ITU-T) Workshop on "Next-Generation Networks: What, When and How
(ITU-T) Seminar on IMT-2000 and Systems Beyond (Ottawa, May 2002)
(ITU) ITU Handbook on Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems
(ITU-R) Working Party 8F on IMT-2000 and Systems Beyond IMT-2000
(ITU-T) IMT-2000 Network Aspects
(ITU-T) Special Study Group IMT-2000 and Beyond


Other Workshops and Conferences
Presentation entitled "Riding the Mobile Omnibus: Social and Cultural Impacts of Mobile Technologies", given by Lara Srivastava, 11 December 2003 at the World Summit on the Information Society  - Glocom Side Event, Geneva, Switzerland
Presentation entitled "Shaping the Road to Ubiquity" , given by Lara Srivastava, 13 October 2003 at Forum Session "Ubiquitous Communications" at ITU Telecom World 2003, Geneva, Switzerland
Baker and McKenzie - Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, Conference on "Surveillance and Privacy 2003: Terrorists and Watchdogs", 8-9 September 2003
Children, Mobile Phones and the Internet Experts' Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 6-7 March 2003
Digital personae and privacy: the business, technological and social implications, Sophia Antipolis, France, April 4, 2003
Mobile communication and the renegotiation of the social sphere, Grimstad, Norway, 22 – 24 June 2003
Public Sector, Academic and Research Material
ITU Background Paper: Social and Human Considerations for a More Mobile World, (ITU, March 2004)
Mobile phones and youth: A look at the U.S. student market (ITU, February 2004)
People versus information: the evolution of mobile technology , (Richard Harper, Digital World Research Centre, 2004
The Moral Order of Text Richard Harper and Phil Gosset, March 2004
Position Statement on the Use of RFID on Consumer Products endorsed by a number of consumer, privacy and civil liberties organizations, 14 November 2003
Smart ID and Privacy in Japan: Legal Issues of Tracking Using Radio Frequency Identification , T. Natsui, Meiji University of Tokyo, September 2003
Wireless Location Privacy: Law and Policy in the US, EU and Japan, an Internet Society Member Briefing, November 2003
Digital Europe - research project funded by the EU's Information Society Technologies Programme
European Commission, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications), 31 July 2002
European Commission, Caller location in telecommunication networks in view of enhancing 112 emergency services , Helios Technology Ltd.
OFTEL (UK), Consumers’ use of mobile telephony, February 2002
ODTR (Ireland), Users Rights to Communications Services (Protecting Users in a Developing Communications Market), July 2003
Radio Frequency Safety, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC (United States)
Smart mobs- the next social revolution, a book by Howard Rheingold
The social juxtaposition of mobile telephone conversations and public places , Rich Ling, July 2002
Mobile telephony, mobility, and the coordination of everyday life , Rich Ling and Leslie Haddon, 2001
AEI-Brookings Joint Center, The Disconnect Between Law and Policy Analysis: A Case Study of Drivers and Cell Phones , Robert W. Hahn, Patrick M. Dudley, May 2002
Intimacy Among Strangers: On mobile telephone calls in public places, Anders Persson,  Sociology Dept -Lund University (Sweden), 2001
On-line publications on "sociology of the mobile phone", from Sociology in Switzerland
Going Wireless: Behavior & Practice of New Mobile Phone Users, L. Palen, M. Salzmann, E. Youngs, University of Colorado, 2001
The Blocker Tag: Selective Blocking of RFID Tags for Consumer Privacy, A. Juels, R.L. Rivest, and M. Szydlo (RSA Labs and MIT)
Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN) 


Other Material
On the mobile the effects of mobile telephones on social and individual life, Dr. Sadie Plant , Motorola
Demos Report Mobilisation: The growing public interest in mobile technology, June 2003 (in conjunction with mm02)
Pole Star: Human Rights in the Information Society, Deborah Hurley, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, September 2003
Study of mobile phone usage among teenagers and youth in Mumbai (India), Macro, April-May 2004 
Mobile, provider of news and market intelligence relating to the youth market for mobiles
GSM Association Press Release "GSM Association sets its sights on ‘spamming’ globally", 23 July 2003
GSM Association Health and environmental issues, and Etiquette
The Work Foundation, iSociety, Mobile UK: Mobile Phones and Everyday Life , March 2003
IST Advisory Group, Trust, dependability, security and privacy for IST in FP6, July 2002
Mobile virtual communities, Article from the Feature, Howard Rheingold


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