Privacy invasive geo-mashups : privacy 2.0 and the limits of first generation information privacy laws

Burdon, Mark (2009) Privacy invasive geo-mashups : privacy 2.0 and the limits of first generation information privacy laws. University of Illinois Journal of Law Technology & Policy, 2010(1), pp. 1-50.

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Online technological advances are pioneering the wider distribution of geospatial information for general mapping purposes. The use of popular web-based applications, such as Google Maps, is ensuring that mapping based applications are becoming commonplace amongst Internet users which has facilitated the rapid growth of geo-mashups. These user generated creations enable Internet users to aggregate and publish information over specific geographical points. This article identifies privacy invasive geo-mashups that involve the unauthorized use of personal information, the inadvertent disclosure of personal information and invasion of privacy issues. Building on Zittrain’s Privacy 2.0, the author contends that first generation information privacy laws, founded on the notions of fair information practices or information privacy principles, may have a limited impact regarding the resolution of privacy problems arising from privacy invasive geo-mashups. Principally because geo-mashups have different patterns of personal information provision, collection, storage and use that reflect fundamental changes in the Web 2.0 environment. The author concludes by recommending embedded technical and social solutions to minimize the risks arising from privacy invasive geo-mashups that could lead to the establishment of guidelines for the general protection of privacy in geo-mashups.

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ID Code: 26074
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The article on the JLTP website as an "article under review" pending final publication in 2010.
Keywords: Geo-mashups, Privacy 2.0, Web 2.0, Information privacy, Geobrowser
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 University of Illinois, College of Law
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2009 04:23
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2012 23:08

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