Monday, April 2, 2012

The Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 1, 2012)


Japanese Surveillance Camera System Can Check 36 Million Faces Per Second (ieee Spectrum)

This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy [Update] (Cult of Mac)

The Philosopher Whose Fingerprints Are All Over the FTC's New Approach to Privacy (The Atlantic)

Some Thoughts On Online Privacy (AVC)

European Data Protection Authorities adopt opinion on data protection reform proposals (European Commission)

Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws (BBC)

How Congress Should Tackle the Drone Privacy Problem (Center for Democracy and Technology)

The Security, Privacy and Legal Implications of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) (Information Law Group)

Intellectual Property

When Stealing Isn’t Stealing (The New York Times)


Coalition Tells FCC LightSquared’s Conditional Authorization Must Be Revoked (Directions Magazine)

Dementia group urges government to subsidize GPS devices (Focus Taiwan)

Police: Driver distracted by GPS in crash killing 11-year-old girl (Delaware Online)

Potential dates of Joint Warrior GPS jamming published (BBC)


How Congress Should Tackle the Drone Privacy Problem (Center for Democracy and Technology)

Law Enforcement/National Security

New tactics (Sage Journals)

Judge: Evidence in GPS-tracking case will be allowed (The News and Advance)

Mexico Adopts Alarming Surveillance Legislation (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Internet Regulation

The Arab Spring’s online backlash (The Economist)

World War 3.0 (Vanity Fair)

Commercial Satellite Imagery

Satellite Imagery Companies Brace For Cut In Federal Funding For Contracts (Washington Post)


World Bank Announces Its Crowdsourced Map Data Will Be Free for the Crowd (Personal Democracy)


H.R. 4233: To establish the National Geospatial Technology Administration within the United States Geological Survey (GovTrack)

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