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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Wednesday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Lookie Here: The good, the bad, and the ugly of location services

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We all leave footprints. But in an era of smartphones, it’s also possible to collect them. Billions of them. Do you know who is collecting yours? Smartphones rely upon location. Sometimes this is obvious - you open an app for directions, or search for nearby recommendations. Other times, you may not realize that you are carrying a device that is regularly reporting its whereabouts to corporate databases. And the ways that these data are used and protected varies - greatly. This session is a primer about location services and location data. We will provide context on how location data are often collected, processed, stored, used, and sometimes sold. The session will explore privacy and human rights concerns, and strategies to limit potential harms and hazards. Questions and discussion are encouraged. The session is hosted by Mapbox - a location platform company that provides services like traffic predictions, geocoding, and localization used by millions of developers for their products. From its founding, Mapbox has been a privacy-first company, with protections for human rights and privacy embedded in its terms of service. Mapbox works closely with customers and partners to understand potential risks of location services and ways to proactively reduce them.

Workshop materials and slides available at http://bit.ly/MapboxRightsCon.

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Marena Brinkhurst

Community Program Manager, Mapbox
Talk to me about maps, location data, Mapbox, pro bono volunteering, and using tech for positive impact! I also geek out about land rights, participatory mapping, and indigenous rights.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Cyrene (Laico)