Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). 

Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that offshore data processing. 

Turkey bans Twitter to uphold 'privacy of citizens'  (allvoices) Protecting privacy is often cited as the reason to limit the collection/use/sharing of information. 

Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image  (BBC) The search for the missing Malaysian airline has shown both the power of geospatial technology and the challenges in sharing data among nations. 

India to promote geospatial technologies with BRICS partners   (Geospatial World)

In addition, I encourage you to read Privacy Pragmatism in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Craig Mundie does an excellent job of highlighting what I believe to be some of the challenges to protecting location privacy under existing constructs and suggest an alternative approach. 

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