SM2263 – Class 12 – Dataveillance. SM2263 – Class 12 – Dataveillance. Understand your rights The Privacy ordinance in Hong Kong was brought into force on 20th December 1996. The ordinance is to protect the privacy interests of living individuals in relation to personal data
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Understand your rights
The Privacy ordinance in Hong Kong was brought into force on 20th December 1996.
The ordinance is to protect the privacy interests of living individuals in relation to personal data
It covers any data relating directly or indirectly to a living individual (data subject), from which it is practicable to ascertain the identity of the individual and which are in a form in which access or processing is practicable. It applies to any person (data user) that controls the collection, holding, processing or use of personal data.
Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
A short video introduction.
We learnt a bit of the concepts of privacy and protection of personal data.
In the next section, we discuss the trespassing of personal privacy.
As a form of control.
Panopticon – Jeremy Bentham
How does the development of new information and communication technology play a role in surveillance?
Surveillance in everyday life
Another documentary video of surveillance.
Besides visual information surveillance, there exist surveillance of virtual entities like data.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your name\Cookies
C:\Documents and Settings\Your name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxx\cookies.txt
Request.ServerVariables in the web server application
Of course, everything you have done are logged in the server if you need any service provider to enable your access to the Internet.
Remember you have your MAC address, IP Address, broadband account which can reveal your identity.
Marketing strategy to identify and track the behaviour of target consumers.
For example, DoubleClick, Amazon, etc.
Another video about the use of customer profiling in electronic business.
Even if you go offline, surveillance still exists.
RFID – radio frequency identification system
QR code – visual encoding of information
Prada case in NY, http://www.ideo.com/case_studies/prada.asp?x=1
Near Field Communication
Information by Nokia http://www.nokia.com/A4305092
Demonstration of handheld operations of RFID.
Demonstration of GSM based location tracking.
Here are some of the examples of artistic intervention or appropriation of the surveillance technology.
Sorting Daemon – David Rokeby
Surveillance Video Entertainment Network
Surveillance Camera Players
Surveillance in popular media
JenniCam (1996 – 2003)
Jennifer Kaye Ringley
TV Series – Reality TV
Second Life version