Wifi Security: Copenhagen Airport to Track Passengers Using Wifi Data

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Copenhagen International Airport will soon implement a new program that tracks passengers’ movements using the wifi signals emitted from their smartphones and laptops. Each traveler is represented by a single dot; different colors distinguish arriving vs. departing travelers. If this system can track our movement, is it only a matter of time before they can gather more sensitive personal information? According to this article on AOL Tech’s Switched blog, the airport simply “hopes that the information on passenger flow will help officials to improve the airport’s design and to make security checkpoints more efficient. Users who download the airport’s official app can also receive information on the shortest security lines, as well as promotions from nearby stores or restaurants.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.