The Tracking People: controversies and challenges network is a unique and innovative cross-disciplinary project which has been established to examine the use of tracking devices (non-removable wearable devices that enable location monitoring or tracking of wearers by third parties) in a variety of settings and across jurisdictions including criminal justice, immigration, mental health, dementia, terrorism and children’s services. The network brings together for the first time academics, policy-makers, designers and practitioners from different domains to explore the ethical, legal, social and technical issues arising from the current and future use of wearable tagging and tracking devices.
This seminar, the first in a series of four, will examine the current landscape and debates in the use of tracking devices across a range of domains. It will identify the available technologies, chart how and where tracking devices are currently deployed, consider explanations for their current use and explore the opportunities, challenges and controversies presented by the deployment of the technologies.
The seminar and network is aimed at anyone with an interest in the use of wearable tracking devices including academics, postgraduate and early career researchers, policy makers, practitioners, engineers, produce designers and providers from across Europe.
The seminar is being held on 14th December at The School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. The provisional programme is attached.
The seminar is free to attend but participants must register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tracking-people-scoping-the-landscape-and-debates-across-domains-registration-28572891287
Travel and subsistence bursaries are available to PhD students from the UK and overseas, see here for further details: http://trackingpeople.leeds.ac.uk/bursaries/
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