Title: Rethinking Law and Order: Navigating Citizen Rights in an Age of Uberveillance
Abstract: 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 daily chronicle. Both commercial initiatives and law enforcement motivations have been responsible for generating big data for user convenience and security purposes. This presentation will address issues related to law, regulation and policy as they pertain to real-time monitoring and tracking of things and people, that we have called uberveillance. We consider colliding stakeholder perspectives in demonstrated case law, in the race to go beyond intelligence toward evidence, and ask fundamental questions about the rights of citizens. Is the warrant search process broken? Are service providers keeping too much information? How do citizens maintain their privacy? Social, technological, legal and ethical principles and processes will be highlighted throughout this case-based talk toward a holistic approach to information management in practice.
Bio: Professor Katina Michael is the Director of the Center for Engineering, Policy and Society in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She has a background in telecommunications engineering, and has completed an information technology and national security law degree. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Technology and Society. In 2017, Katina was awarded the Brian M. O'Connell Distinguished Service Award in the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology.