Seek and Ye Shall Not Necessarily Find: The Google Spain Decision, the Surveillant on the Street and Privacy Vigilantism

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Abstract

The law is not effectively addressing the potential harm caused by certain digital processing of personal data, as illustrated by the recent Google Spain judgment. A better way of dealing with privacy harms is to regulate at the point in the information lifecycle where the potential for harm is created. This article will review the Google Spain decision and reactions to it, consider the implications for new technologies that facilitate surveillance and profiling by individuals, such as Google Glass, and suggest that permitting limited privacy vigilantism might have a role to play in the solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Enlightenment Yearbook 2014
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Networks and Social Machines, Surveillance and Empowerment
EditorsKieron O'Hara, M-H. Carolyn Nguyen, Peter Haynes
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages99-115
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994503
ISBN (Print)9781614994497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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