Mobile Mondays – Michigan

The mission of the Mobile Monday Michigan Chapter is to “[e]ncourage innovation within the mobile sector and help Michigan-based companies participate in mobile initiatives through the import and export of visions, concepts, technologies, know-how and best practices, as well as the development of relationships related to the mobile industry.”  Mobile Monday Michigan is having its first “official” meeting on Monday (of course), July 19, 2010, at 6:30PM in the Celtic Room at Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub (318 South Main Street – Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104).  Xconomy Detroit has an article on the group here.

I’ve been invited to present at this first meeting under the subject heading “Legal Issues in Mobile”.  Rather than run through a list of legal issues, I thought I’d talk a little more in depth about location-based services and consumer privacy and protection.  This issue came up most recently when Apple changed its privacy policy, prior to the launch of the iPhone 4, to allow the company to collect and share location information about its customers.  You can read more about that here.

I hope you can make it.