CCTV is being used to study suicide. Is that OK?

Description

We shed data as we walk through parks and pause on street corners — data that, at first glance, seems to have little to do with our health.

Smartphones communicate with cell towers, every tap on and off the bus is recorded, and our movements are captured by networks of CCTV cameras.

This tangle of information may offer scientists new insights into our wellbeing and state of mind, but are we comfortable being looked at so closely?

Link
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-03-01/cctv-footage-used-to-study-suicide-raising-ethical-questions/11700768

Subject

Technology; Ethics

Period29 Feb 2020

Media coverage

2

Media coverage

  • TitleCCTV is being used to study suicide. Is that OK?
    Media name/outletABC Online
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/02/20
    PersonsBruce Baer Arnold
  • TitleCCTV is being used to study suicide. Is that OK?
    Media name/outletAhlain News
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    Date29/02/20
    PersonsBruce Baer Arnold