Updating the Legal Handbook for VR and AR

Published by , September 5, 2016 10:26 am

(ITProPortal) Developers of systems like Pokemon Go and the businesses implementing them need to take account of data privacy rules otherwise they run the risk of legal sanctions or of potentially having to reengineer their service from the ground up. The VR or AR user must be given every opportunity to appreciate what they are consenting to. If the users could be children, then a method for obtaining parental consent needs to be built in.
In the UK, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs the processing (which includes obtaining, organising, using and destroying) of personal data. Personal data means data which can (alone or in combination with other information held or likely to be held by a data controller) identify a living individual.

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