Privacy Issues With GPS Auto Navigation Systems

12/02/2011 12:07

A lot of people are very concerned about privacy and security irregularities regarding GPS auto tracking devices. This does not only affect your in-car gps, but also portable units including your cell phone.

These days the majority of people can be traced one method or another, whether it be by their mobile phone, their GPS auto navigation system or perhaps RFID tag that was sewn to a shirt they bought last month at a supermarket.

Some people do not care about this scenario, some deplore it, but most people are not even attentive to it. It is difficult to avert being tracked. It is often asserted that anyone walking around London executing his or her routine everyday life these days, appears for a closed circuit TV screen about 300 times on a daily basis.

However, there are benefits. Basically was being attacked in London, I would hope that a person could see me for a screen and send the authorities or if I was rock climbing and I fell and broke my leg, I would personally be pleased that the rescue personnel could track me because I had been using a GPS enabled cell phone.

Luckily, there are quite strict laws in place in most Western countries restricting what can you do with the intelligence gathered from GPS auto tracking devices. The issue is that everyone believes that governments break legislation and can change those to suit themselves whenever they want. No-one trusts politicians. Even if it's just politicians.

This creates a huge dilemma for your great deal of people as well as parents of small children. Do you switch on the tracking options of an GPS enabled mobile phone so that you or your child is available if lost or injured or have you been frightened that that information could possibly be misused by a criminal of some sort - a kidnapper or even a paedophile?

None of us actually knows what our governments are around or capable of, but we're also being wound up by films and books regarding the widespread invasion your privacy and what clever people are able to do with the data that is definitely floating around us from the ether.

In reality, we have all quit a great deal of the privacy which our grandparents took without any consideration, but the perceived dangers to society are greater currently, although 9/11 could have happened to your Empire State Building Eighty years ago and anthrax may have been released on London or The big apple 100 years ago. People don't need high technology to undertake atrocities. Look at World War One or Rwanda.

GPS and auto tracking devices are good things. They help you remain aware about where your dear ones are and provide you the peace of mind that when they get into trouble they're going to have a better chance of getting from it.

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The information gathered by these GPS auto tracking devices can be used in the wrong way, that is definitely indisputable, but currently it probably is not. However, employing GPS auto tracking devices can help keep you and your loved ones safe.