Monday, May 20, 2013

5 Key Spatial Law and Policy Links (May 20, 2013)

Five links from the most recent Spatial Law and Policy Update prepared for the members of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. For more information about becoming a member of the Centre, click here.

ESA Study recommends free, open data policy for Sentinel data  (Geospatial World)

INTERNET LAW - Use of Mobile Phone Geolocation in Ireland's Criminal Proceedings  (ibls)  An informative discussion on the use of geolocation data from mobile devices by Irish authorities.

Judge Allows FBI To Use Evidence Collected Via Stingray Fake Cell Towers  (techdirt)  I find it interesting that it did not bother the judge that law enforcement failed to explain how the "Stingray" technology worked.

Germany cancels $1.3 billion purchase of unmanned Euro Hawk surveillance drones  (Washington Post) To quote from the article "A government official said Tuesday the decision not to buy four more drones was taken after it became clear that getting the required authorization to fly them over European airspace would be too costly." I wonder whether addressing privacy concerns were part of the anticipated costs.

Crowdsourcing - a great concept but are you aware of the legal risks?  (Kingsley Napley) Written by a UK law firm - but issues are applicable in most countries.

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