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Title: Tracking Children, Constructing Fear: GPS and the manufacture of family safety
Contributor(s): Simpson, Brian H  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: GPS technology has revolutionised the ability to locate oneself in urban space, often under the guise of providing individuals with more freedom to roam. However, with that development there has also been the realisation that this means that others may be able to track one's movements. For parents concerned about their child's safety the utilisation of this service appears attractive as they can check that their children are 'where they're supposed to be.' An industry is developing around this perceived need. To date the law's response to GPS tracking generally has been to raise privacy concerns around who may have access to one's location information. There has also been some discussion of the rights of children to privacy from parental control. While these concerns raise important issues of children's autonomy, they are responses that sit firmly within traditional legal concerns about privacy and need for ethical constraints on tracking the individual.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference, York, United Kingdom, 26th - 28th March, 2013
Source of Publication: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference Programme & Abstract Book, p. 83-83
Publisher: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
Place of Publication: online
Field of Research (FOR): 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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