As mobile devices and apps multiply and proliferate, so too do the data we generate regarding our physical location—and the means available to law enforcement, companies, and even our friends and family to track us everywhere we go. Examining the technologies behind location tracking of the past, present, and future, as well as the legal protections that do—and don’t—exist to shield our location information from prying eyes, this panel of technical, legal, and policy experts will explore the future of location privacy. The panel will also talk about why location privacy is important, and how threats to location privacy disproportionately affect historically disadvantaged communities. As technology advances, will we ever have location privacy again?
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