Legal accountability issues related to the utilisation of life-logs

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Abstract

In the future, autonomous robots equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) will become more widespread in our society. These emerging technologies are driving the consideration of not only improvements in the development of their industrial use, but also further research into the ethical and legal issues. For example, robot acquisition of data in the form of 'life-logs' may lead to data confidentiality issues which we are not able to solve by focusing solely on AI data acquisition issues. A life-log is a comprehensive archive of personal, everyday life which is collected by computing technologies. This information is sometimes used for business purposes, such as online behavioural advertising. However, the meaning of the term life-log is vague. Similarly, the distinction between Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (non-PII) is not clear. In this paper, I detail and explain the current and complete range of legal accountability issues related to the collection of data for constructing a life-log. I propose a method for managing legal responsibility when life-logs are created and then used by others, whether they are individuals or organisations. Finally, I indicate the need to both clarify and streamline any future regulations related to life-logs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2020 - 24th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
EditorsNagib C. Callaos, Elina Gaile-Sarkane, Jeremy Horne, Belkis Sanchez
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages30-36
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781950492459
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event24th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2020 Sep 132020 Sep 16

Publication series

NameWMSCI 2020 - 24th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

Conference24th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/9/1320/9/16

Keywords

  • Behavioural advertisement
  • Data protection
  • Lifelog
  • Personal information
  • Privacy
  • Targeted advertising

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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