December 20, 2014

IU researchers to study balance between privacy and public use of wearable cameras

The increasing presence of wearable cameras -- such as smartphones, Google Glass and lifelogging devices like the Narrative Clip and Autographer -- has facilitated benefits in a variety of societal areas, including police investigations, lifestyle monitoring, and aiding patients with memory loss and families with autistic children.

But for two Indiana University professors, the trend toward pervasive, automatic image capturing raises new and important questions about privacy, surveillance and the use of technical data derived from those images.