Towards the ethical use of location data...
As public debate over the use of location tracking technology grows in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, EthicalGEO has shifted some of its focus to the increasing use of location technology applications by governments and businesses as a data collection method during COVID-19 and beyond.
We are pleased to partner with the Benchmark Initiative to develop the Locus Charter, an international charter on the ethical use of location data. We are convening government officials, NGO’s, academics, and the private sector from all over the world in a series of workshops to discuss what it means to practice good location data use.
Following our workshops, EthicalGEO and Benchmark will draft a Charter for public comment, and ultimately, implementation by location data practitioners across all sectors.
Click the link below to learn more and get involved.