Lifelogging: Issues of Identity and Privacy with Memories for Life


O'Hara, Kieron, Tuffield, Mischa and Shadbolt, Nigel (2008) Lifelogging: Issues of Identity and Privacy with Memories for Life. In, Identity and the Information Society, Arona, Italy, 28 - 30 May 2008.

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The growth of information acquisition, storage and retrieval capacity has led to the development of the practice of lifelogging, the undiscriminating collection of information concerning one’s life and behaviour. There are potential problems in this practice, but equally it could be empowering for the individual, and provide a new locus for the construction of an online identity. In this paper we look at the technological possibilities and constraints for lifelogging tools, and set out some of the most important privacy, identity and empowerment-related issues. We argue that some of the privacy concerns are overblown, and the major issues will be concerned with surveillance. We also argue that much research and commentary on lifelogging has made the unrealistic assumption that the information gathered is for private use, whereas, in a more socially-networked online world, much of it will have public functions and will be voluntarily released into the public domain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 28-30 May, 2008
Keywords: lifelogging, Memories for Life, Personal Information Management, privacy, identity, surveillance, sousveillance
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 265993
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2008 14:39
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:11
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265993

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