SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE
"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"
CDT Proposes Privacy Best Practices for Drones (Center for Democracy and Technology) Imagine trying to apply these to other platforms . . . That is where we are headed.
Hyde Park visitors covertly tracked via mobile phone data (The Guardian)
What happens when facial recognition tools are available to everyone (Washington Post)
Judge, siding with Google, refuses to shut down Waze in wake of alleged theft (ars technica) This is an important case involving the copyrightability of geospatial data.
Spatial Data Infrastructure/Open Data
NYC’s Open Data Law Lacks Teeth, Lags Deadlines (CityLimits)
Public Safety/Law Enforcement/National Security
Cartographers beware! Starting next year 'wrong' maps of China will be subject to 200,000 RMB fines (Shangaiist)
State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Fact Sheet (Federal Aviation Administration)
Ski resorts discuss drone policies (9 News)
Congressman Predicts Congressional Action On Drones (CBS Pittsburgh)
Internet of Things/Smart Grid/Intelligent Transportation Systems
Smartwatches set to shake up life insurance (The Australian)
Here's why lawyers are 'salivating' over self-driving cars (Business Insider) “You're going to get a whole host of new defendants,” Kevin Dean, an attorney suing General Motors over its faulty ignition switches,told Bloomberg. “Computer programmers, computer companies, designers of algorithms, Google, mapping companies, even states. It's going to be very fertile ground for lawyers.” [emphasis added].
AI Machine Learns to Drive Using Crowdteaching (Technology Review)
Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: Five to Ten Year Vision (UN-GGIM) The Centre was a significant contributor to the Legal and Policy Section of this report.