The global pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions has increased societal awareness of, and desire to discuss, the technical possibilities and implications of collection and use of location data. This week our guests are Denise McKenzie and Ben Hawes, two of the organizers of the recently announced Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles to support ethical and responsible practice when using location data. Denise and Ben talk with Steven about the motivations of the initiative, who it is aimed at, and how everyone can get involved.
The project is still in its infancy, but is now gaining momentum, and seeking discussion, feedback, and collaboration from a broad spectrum of organizations, small and large, across the location industry. We encourage all Geomob podcast listeners to learn more about Locus Charter and Engage in this dialogue.
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