Privacy, Web 2.0 and Photographing Strangers – Wired has it Wrong

The rise of camera phones, blogs and photo sharing sites like Flickr means people are frequently taking pictures of complete strangers in public places and posting them on the web. A reader asks Wired magazine if that's a violation of…

NYT: US Looking for New Ways to Mine Your Data

Today's New York Times features the article "Taking Spying to Higher Level, Agencies Look for More Ways to Mine Data," which focuses on government meetings with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, hoping to find or develop advanced technologies…

Tracking Every Move You Make: Can Car Rental Companies Use Technology to Monitor Our Driving?

Anita Ramasastry's recent columns at FindLaw, Tracking Every Move You Make Can Car Rental Companies Use Technology to Monitor Our Driving? discusses the use of GPS as a monitoring technology, particularly in rental cars. From the article:GPS-Plus-Wireless Transmitters: Why the…

Papers on Privacy and Vehicle Safety Communication Technologies

I am on my way to The Netherlands to particpate in two exciting conferences. I will be presenting my paper "Surveillance, Privacy and the Ethics of Vehicle Safety Communication Technologies" [PDF] at the International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry.…

Privacy as Contextual Integrity (Part 4): The Impact of new Vehicle Technology

[This is Part 4 of my discussion of the theory of "Privacy as Contextual Integrity"]The Impact of new Vehicle TechnologyWhen viewed within existing theories of privacy, any potential impact by new vehicle technologies on the flow of personal information could…

Privacy as Contextual Integrity (Part 3): Evaluating Existing Norms of Information Flow

[This is Part 3 of my discussion of the theory of "Privacy as Contextual Integrity"]To determine the potential impact of new vehcile technologies on the contextual integrity of personal information in the context of highway travel, the first step is…

Privacy as Contextual Integrity (Part 2): Norms of Information Flow

[This is Part 2 of my discussion of the theory of "Privacy as Contextual Integrity"]Norms of Information Flow“Privacy as contextual integrity” is not a full theory of privacy; rather, it is a benchmark theory, a conceptual framework that links the…