The VR Privacy Summit happened on November 8th, and brought together representatives from the top XR companies, start-up companies, VR experts, medical academics, and legal experts to talk about the potential risks and benefits of having access to biometric data from VR technologies. I talked with co-organizers of High Fidelity’s Philip Rosedale, Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson, and Independent Researcher Jessica Outlaw at the end of the VR Privacy Summit to capture some of the highlights, takeaways, and next steps for facilitating a broader conversation about the future of privacy using immersive technologies.
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Stay tuned for more information from the organizers from the VR Privacy Summit, but in the mean time be sure to check out my other three interviews from the VR Privacy Summit:
- #714: VR Privacy Summit: Electronic Frontier Foundation on Privacy on the Web
- #715: VR Privacy Summit: Open Web Privacy Lessons for the Immersive Web
- #716: VR Privacy Summit: Medical Insights into VR Privacy + Health Benefits of Biometric Data
Also, if you’d like to get ramped up on some of the complicated and nuanced issues around privacy with immersive technologies, then check out some of my previous interviews that cover a broad range of issues of featuring legal, medical, and technical experts. There are also a number of convsations with some of the biggest VR companies about privacy in VR:
- #493: Is Virtual Reality the Most Powerful Surveillance Technology or Last Bastion of Privacy?
- #516: Privacy in VR is Complicated & It’ll Take the Entire VR Community to Figure it Out
- #517: Biometric Data Streams & the Unknown Ethical Threshold of Predicting & Controlling Behavior
- #676: ACLU’s Jennifer Granick on Surveillance, Privacy, [the Third-Party Doctrine,] & Free Speech
- #645: Oculus Go + Open Questions Around Facebook, Privacy, Free Speech, & Virtual Governance
- #533: High Fidelity is Architecting for VR Privacy with Self-Sovereign Identity
- #625: Decentralizing Identity in VR with [Simbol] & Self-Sovereign Identity
- #670: A Primer on Self-Sovereign Identity Standards with Kaliya Young
- #684: Insight Engineering: Data Portability, Identity, VR, & The IoT Edge
- #669: Internet Co-Inventor Vint Cerf on Decentralized Internet Challenges
- #507: Unanswered Questions about VR Privacy & Google
- #492: HTC’s Dan O’Brien on Vive Tracker & Privacy in VR
- #360: Open vs Closed Metaverse: Project Sansar & The New Experiential Age
- #365: Democratizing Neuroscience with OpenBCI & [Unique Biometric Signatures Could Prevent Anonymous Data Collection]
- #514: Tobii Recommends Explicit Consent for Recording Eye Tracking Data
- #518: Advanced Brain Monitoring EEG Metrics [& Biometric Data Privacy]
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