As more connected devices are able to easily record and share the world around us, lines will become blurred when it comes to rights. The ‘right to record’ could be considered a civil liberty under the right to free speech, so does the government share that same right? As IoT devices become more commonplace, and the internet of everything becomes a part of daily life, these questions will be answered, laws will be tested, and new precedents will be set.
The lines between a citizens expectations of privacy and the public ( or government’s) right to examine the myriad of recordings captured daily by cameras, smartphones, and other “image” and “data” capturing devices (IoT is the popular newspeak) has become blurred. The two big questions for 2017 seem to be:
Should law enforcement agencies have the right to publish footage or images of suspects before they have been convicted of crimes?
Should individuals have the right to publish police activity when footage or an image doesn’t portray an event or incident within its full context?
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