A growing number of organizations are developing “immersive technologies,” a collection of hardware and software products that substitute, enhance, or alter users’ individual, physical-world experiences. These emerging technologies—which include virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and some brain-computer interfaces (BCIs)—have the potential to transform entertainment, education, healthcare, advertising, and other business sectors. However, they also raise important privacy and data protection questions.
Immersive technologies are powered by numerous sensors, large volumes and varieties of data, and various algorithms and automated systems. Many immersive technologies must collect and use intimate, sensitive data about users and their environments in order to function. Without safeguards, this data could be used to manipulate, discriminate against, and make adverse decisions about both users and bystanders. FPF works with experts from industry, academia, and civil society to identify the privacy and data protection risks in this nascent field, analyze how these technologies are implicated by existing and emerging regulations, and develop best practices and policy recommendations.
FPF and Singapore PDPC Event: “Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech”
On July 21, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) co-hosted a workshop as part of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Week, titled “Data Sovereignty, Data Transfers and Data Protection – Impact on AI and Immersive Tech” at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. The event focused […]