Protecting the protectors : legal liabilities from the use of Web 2.0 for Australian disaster response
Low, Rouhshi, Burdon, Mark, Christensen, Sharon A., Duncan, William D., Barnes, Paul H., & Foo, Ernest (2010) Protecting the protectors : legal liabilities from the use of Web 2.0 for Australian disaster response. In Michael, Katina (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society : Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, ISTAS 2010 Program Committee, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, pp. 411-418.
The traditional model for information dissemination in
disaster response is unidirectional from official channels
to the public. However recent crises in the US, such as
Hurricane Katrina and the Californian Bushfires show that civilians are now turning to Web 2.0 technologies as a means of sharing disaster related information. These technologies present enormous potential benefits to disaster response authorities that cannot be overlooked.
In Australia, the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
has recently recommended that Australian disaster
response authorities utilize information technologies to
improve the dissemination of disaster related, bushfire
information. However, whilst the use of these
technologies has many positive attributes, potential legal
liabilities for disaster response authorities arise. This
paper identifies some potential legal liabilities arising
from the use of Web 2.0 technologies in disaster response
situations thereby enhancing crisis related information
sharing by highlighting legal concerns that need to be
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Web 2.0, Emergency management, Disaster response, Legal liabilities, Australia|
|ISBN:||9781424477760 ; 9781424477753 [CDROM]|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
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|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2010 08:27|
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