[OSM-dev] real-time traffic map

Rogier Wolff R.E.Wolff at BitWizard.nl
Wed Aug 20 20:54:28 BST 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 07:27:50PM +0200, Rob wrote:
> 2008/8/20 Rogier Wolff <R.E.Wolff at bitwizard.nl>:
> > This is an issue. The phone company already knows this, and they would
> > get into a big scandal if they suddenly started selling that data.
> Vodafone is already selling this data to TomTom in The Netherlands [1]
> (as you probably know)
> [1] http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/27/vodafone-tomtom-partner-to-create-real-time-traffic-data-networ/

Ah. I have a terrible memory for details. Yes, that's the announcemnt
I was thinking about.

What I meant with 'suddenly starting to sell that data' is selling
where YOU are (i.e. personally identifiable data). 

What vodafone is selling is properly anonmized(sp?) data. At least
that's what they say in the annoucement I read......


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