This occasional talk titled: "Location-Based Everything: Are We Ready for Uberveillance?" was delivered at Arizona State University on May 16, 2017, at 11.00am-12.30pm.
Location is fundamental to every interaction that happens on earth. Increasingly, the personal and work-related smart devices we use are packed with sensors that record the who (ID), where (location), when (time), and how (mode of transport/condition) of a user's digital chronicle. Both commercially led initiatives (e.g. objective and subjective mapping of every inch of the globe) and law enforcement motivations (e.g. digital evidence management systems for criminal convictions) have been responsible for generating big data for user convenience and security purposes. This presentation will demonstrate the metadata generated from simple data logging devices, and use scenarios to point to current and future societal implications. While the benefits of these real-time monitoring and tracking capabilities promise to reduce crime rates and make life easier for all, uberveillance will also lead to misinformation, misinterpretation of data, and information manipulation if the commensurate safeguards are not put in place. Policy challenges in the Australian landscape will be discussed with an emphasis on regulation.
Date: 16 May, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Venue: McCord 164 Recorded by: Melissa Waite, Events Assistant in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University-Tempe Campus.