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Monitoring Laws: Profiling and Identity in the World State

ISBN13: 9781108426626
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Our world, and the objects and people within it, are increasingly interpreted and classified by automated systems. At the same time, those automated systems and their classifications influence what happens in the physical world. In this cyber-physical world or 'world state', people are asking what law's role should be in regulating these systems. In Monitoring Laws, Jake Goldenfein traces the history of government profiling, from the invention of photography to create criminal registers, through the emerging deployments of computer vision for personality, emotion, and behavioral analysis. He asks what elements and applications of profiling have provoked legal intervention in the past, and demonstrates exactly what is different about contemporary profiling that requires a new legal treatments.

This work should be read by anyone interested in how computation is changing society and governance, and what the law can do to better protect us from these changes now.

Jurisprudence, Privacy and Confidentiality
1. Monitoring laws
2. The image and institutional identity
3. Images and biometrics: privacy and stigmatization
4. Dossiers, behavioural data, and secret speculation
5. Data subject rights and the importance of access
6. Automation, actuarial identity, and law enforcement informatics
7. Algorithmic accountability and the statistical legal subject
8. From image to computer vision: identity in the world state
9. Person, place, and contest in the world state
10. Law and legal automation in the world state