Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ICYMI 5 Spatial Law and Policy Links From the Past Week

The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares a weekly update for its members. Listed below are links to five stories from the past week that will impact the geospatial community.  More information about the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy can be found here.  

Koh Drops Ax on Privacy Claims Against Apple  (The Recorder) To quote from the article, this case - which concerned location information- was dismissed because the plaintiffs had not read the privacy policy that they alleged was deficient.

CC’s Next Generation Licenses — Welcome Version 4.0!  (Creative Commons) Creative Commons is taking a step to address issues associated with the licensing of data.

Cellphones Leave Gaps for Emergency Services  (WSJ) According to the article  . . . "Amid all the privacy concerns about cellphone tracking, one important group is arguing that location data isn't precise enough: emergency responders."

Markey: Privacy before drone deliveries  (The Hill) Amazon's announcement may result in lawmakers looking at this issue sooner than some expected. “Before drones start delivering packages, we need the FAA to deliver privacy protections for the American public," he said in a statement.

The law is an ass when it comes to cloud  (CloudPro) The author makes a powerful point about how the legal profession is falling behind with regards to understanding technology.

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