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location technology: saviour or stalker

Speakers:
Caspar Bowden, Chief Privacy Advisor, EMEA Microsoft
Ian Brown, Senior Research Manager, Cambridge MIT Institute
Mark Outhwaite, Vice Chairman British Computer Society (BCS), Health informatics Interactive Care Specialist
Prof Jonathan Raper, Professor of Geographic Information Science, City University
Dr Stephen Haile, Director of Studies, Department of Computer Sciences UCL

Scientists from both sides of the Atlantic with expertise in computer and information technology came together to discuss the pros and cons of location technology in front of journalists from the Sunday papers. Unfortunately the report on surveillance and privacy from the Information Commissioner’s office gesumpt this briefing. We lifted the embargo to allow for coverage by BBC Online and BBC World Service. And fortunately The Observer was still able to run the article.

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