Fifth Annual Law & Information Society Symposium: Mobile Devices, Location Technologies & Shifting Values
Date(s): 03.25.11 Fri
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
In celebration of CLIP’s Fifth Anniversary, this symposium will explore emerging law and policy related to mobile devices, location technologies and shifting public values. Advances in information and network technologies have placed mobile computing at the forefront of the global information economy. The popularity of devices like smart phones and of applications providing location based services have led to an increase in information collection and information accessibility. At the same time, values and societal expectations with respect to key issues such as access to networks, use of content, and privacy are shifting. This symposium will bring together thought-leaders and practitioners to address and assess policies and solutions for the cutting-edge issues that will affect the evolution of mobile computing.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
9:10 – 9:30 Mobile Computing 101
This introductory presentation will provide a technological primer on mobile devices and location technology. Topics covered will include: What location data is currently being collected and by whom? How is this location data being used? What are location based services (LBS)? What consumer and business LBS are on the horizon?
Speaker: Matt Blaze, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania
9:30 – 11:00 Panel 1: Evolving Values Regarding Locational Privacy
Have mobile devices and location based services changed our values regarding privacy, data collection and data use? This panel will explore the privacy concerns that arise as people begin turning over and technologies disclose more information in order to use mobile devices and LBS. What rights do individuals have in the data collected? What rights do people expect and are expectations changing as these services become more popular? What rights are granted/recognized internationally and how can compliance with local and international standards be assured? What rights should corporations ethically grant their users?
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, January 18, 2011
Online advertisers and marketers are using increasingly sophisticated tools to track us, especially on our cell phones. But most consumers are unaware of the many ways Internet traffic is being analyzed and interpreted. We examine new debates about privacy on the Web, and learn about data collection over smart phone apps.
A Wall Street Journal investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone users: “What They Know” Series, WSJ.com
- Time to double team on Net privacy (politico.com)
- Hear Marc Rotenberg at The Digital Privacy Forum, January 20 in New York (socialtimes.com)
- Online consumers need to take more precautions (msnbc.msn.com)
- Microsoft unveils new privacy feature for IE (usatoday.com)
- FTC: Privacy Self-Regulation Not Enough, “Do Not Track” Needed (gigaom.com)
- Hiding Online Footprints (online.wsj.com)
- FTC Readies National Privacy Framework (pcworld.com)
- White House Calls for Online ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’ (dailyfinance.com)