After spending more than 10 years in management consultancy to the telecommunications industry, Martin joined TILT in 2008. He started working as a researcher on the PrimeLife programme, in which he investigated the privacy aspects of social networking sites. In October 2009, he commenced his PhD research investigating the possibilities to develop privacy-enabled e-ticketing solutions using location-based services. These types of services are increasingly available on modern smartphones (iPhones, Blackberries, etc.), and make use of the current location of the device.
This feature can also be used for e-ticketing solutions. At the same time, however, location information potentially impacts the privacy of users. Martin is interested to discover how the obvious surveillance potential of the collection and analysis of individual travellers' transport data can be dealt with, without foregoing on the benefits these new technologies may have to offer end users.
Research Networks and Activity:
PrimeLife: A EU 7th framework programme bringing sustainable privacy and identity management to future networks and services.