We will be joining #geothink for another joint twitter chat, at a special time: 2pm PST, 5pm EST, on Tuesday March 3rd.
Topic: Geoweb and Tort Liability
Host: Tenille Brown, @TenilleEBrown
Tenille Brown is a PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa with Professor Elizabeth F. Judge. Her research is in the area of legal geography within the Ottawa context. She currently teaches property law with previous experience researching and consulting within the area of law and development
Pre-discussion reading material:
Scassa, Teresa and Chandler, Jennifer A. and Judge, Elizabeth F., Privacy by the Wayside: The New Information Superhighway, Data Privacy, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (March 29, 2011). (2011) 74:1 Saskatchewan Law Review 87-135 .
Looks at geo-information as part of a system of information, also comprised of data collated, integrated and disseminated.
Reports which have examined the relationship between data & information, which is further organized and utilized by citizenship and governments alike. For example see:
• Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups, http://wilsoncommonslab.org/2011/09/01/citizen-powered-situational-awareness-for-crisis-response/
• Responding to Liability: Evaluating and Reducing Tort Liability for Digital Volunteers, http://www.scribd.com/doc/106278311/Responding-to-Liability-Evaluating-and-Reducing-Tort-Liability-for-Digital-Volunteers
Please use the hashtag #geothink for the chat. The transcript will be posted at mappingmashups.net/geowebchat as usual.