Scottish SCL event: Wearable AI: Giving Surveillance Capitalism a Makeover: Wearable Technology in the Fashion Industry

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday 28 February, 2024
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  • Venue: The Mackenzie Building, Faculty Of Advocates

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2024
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
The Mackenzie Building, Faculty Of Advocates, Old Assembly Close, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QX
Fees: Free (members and non-members welcome)
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This event is taking place in-person and online

Dr Benjamin Michael Clubbs Coldron, Research Fellow, University of Stirling

Dr Clubbs Coldron will provide an overview of the relationship between wearables, privacy, and data protection. Drawing from a pragmatic approach, which combines doctrinal legal research with empirical methods, he will explore some of the tensions and uncertainties surrounding privacy rights in the wearable technology industry. We will examine the phenomenon of “invisible” fashion technology and its implications for continuing consent and non-user privacy, highlighting the potential for privacy-intrusive technologies to become more prevalent in the fashion sector.

Speaker Details:
Dr Benjamin Michael Clubbs Coldron is currently serving as an AHRC-DfG-funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, focusing on the project “From Smart Technologies to Smart Consumer Laws: Comparative Perspectives from Germany and the United Kingdom.”. His work explores the intersections between “Internet of Things” technology, consumer law, and human rights, shedding light on the evolving economic, legal and policy landscapes in the digital age.

With a diverse educational background, including a PhD in Mental Health Law, Policy, and Practice, an MSc in Research Methods, and an LLB in Law from the University of Nottingham, Dr Clubbs Coldron brings a robust foundation in Socio-Legal and research fields to his current role.

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