Considerations of Privacy, Ethics and Legal Issues in Volunteered Geographic Information

Mooney, Peter, Olteanu-Raimond, Ana-Maria, Touya, Guillaume, Juul, Niels, Alvanides, Seraphim and Kerle, Norman (2017) Considerations of Privacy, Ethics and Legal Issues in Volunteered Geographic Information. In: Mapping and the Citizen Sensor. Ubiquity Press, pp. 119-135. ISBN 9781911529163

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Abstract

Today almost any kind of User Generated Content (UGC) can be situated within a geographic context. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) can include many types of UGC, such as georeferenced photographs, social media and text, geographic data themselves, etc. There are legal, privacy and ethical issues raised by VGI, and at present these are not very well studied or understood despite the rise in popularity of VGI. This chapter will discuss, investigate and define some of the most prominent issues related to the legal, privacy and ethics topic within VGI. The chapter argues that these issues are not well understood by all of the actors in VGI, and in particular by the producers of this information as well as the users or consumers of this new data source. Creating a better understanding of these issues will be very important in the future development and evolution of VGI in society.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Legal issues, data privacy, ethics
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39846

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