The IEEE VR 2020 Conference brought together the academic XR community to share their latest research, and to talk about topics that are of interest to the wider immersive technology industry. I participated on a panel discussion on Ethics and Privacy in Mixed Reality where we talked about the landscape of moral dilemmas, and how the work of the academic research community could help to address potential harms that could be done. Diane Hosfelt is the Security and Privacy Lead for the Mixed Reality team at Mozilla, and she moderated a discussion with Dr. Erica Southgate (University of New Castle), Divine Maloney (Ph.D. student in Human Centered Computing at Clemson University), and myself.
References for Virtual and Augmented Reality Law and Policy
- Allen, A., Moore, A., and Nissenbaum, H., Panel on Law, Ethics, and Philosophy of End User Responsibility for Privacy, (April 24, 2015). Privacy Conference at Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WIB_2isRxw
- Facebook, Communicating About Privacy: Towards People-Centered and Accountable Design, Jul 14, 2020, Available at: https://about.fb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Privacy-Transparency-White-Paper.pdf
- Franks, Mary Anne, The Desert of the Unreal: Inequality in Virtual and Augmented Reality (August 6, 2017). UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 51, 2017, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3014529
- Lemley, Mark A. and Volokh, Eugene, Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality 166 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1051 (2018). Available at: https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9622&context=penn_law_review
- Lessig, Lawrence, The Law of the Horse: What Cyberlaw Might Teach, 113 Harvard Law Review 501-549 (1999), Available at https://cyber.harvard.edu/works/lessig/finalhls.pdf
- Nwaneri, Crystal, Ready Lawyer One: Legal Issues in the Innovation of Virtual Reality (May 2017). Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036098
- Slater, M., Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Haggard, P., Vinkers, C., Gregory-Clarke, R., Jelley, S., Watson, Z., Breen, G., Schwarz, R., Steptoe, W., Szostak, D., Halan, S., Fox, D. and Silver, J., 2020. The Ethics of Realism in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 1. Available at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frvir.2020.00001/full
- University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, Augmented Reality: A Technology and Policy Primer (2017), Available at http://techpolicylab.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Augmented_Reality_Primer-TechPolicyLab.pdf
- Yadin, Gilad, Virtual Reality Surveillance (February 15, 2017). Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3043922
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