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Rising use of GNSS will test domestic regulators

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Subject

Domestic governance of GNSS.

Significance

The growing use of location data generated by global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) has implications for personal privacy, civil liberties and public safety. Cases involving its use and abuse have already gained national prominence in several jurisdictions, but most issues remain unresolved.

Impacts

  • Providers of products and services that use GNSS will face new requirements to ensure safety and privacy.
  • Demand for illegal jammers will rise as more items are fitted with location trackers as a security feature.
  • International standards will emerge for commercial applications.
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