Who Owns Your Face? Personal Identity Rights in the Era of Augmented Reality and Facial Recognition Tech​

Presented by Gordon Finlayson

Date: Friday 2 August, 2019
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

Abstract:

Who owns your face? Recent advances in augmented reality and facial recognition are posing questions for governments, big tech and privacy advocates about what rights individuals have to control their own personal identity. The widespread adoption of DeepFake and augmented reality technology has provided opportunities for consumer manipulation and appropriation of personal identity to an extent only previously available in the VFX industry. That has created exciting new opportunities for DIY VFX, gaming and media production but has also opened the door to sophisticated identity theft, fake news and unethical identity exploitation. Meanwhile our personal identity is increasingly being used through facial recognition tech by big tech and governments to track our movements, buying habits and behaviour, raising significant privacy questions.

Presenter:

Gordon Finlayson is a leading international lawyer in the field of entertainment and technology. He has worked as chief legal officer for some of the world’s leading media companies, including HBO (Europe), ZEE (International) and Showtime (MENA). His career highlights include the production of European premium original programming for HBO; the international launches of OTT services such as HBO GO and ZEE5 and navigating the dynamic legal environment in the MENA region during the Arab Spring.  

Gordon gained his LLM from University College London, his LLB from UNSW, and a BA Communication from University of Canberra. He writes about the law, technology, media and music, and is currently Director of Legal for Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub, twofour54.

 


 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2019 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 1 March
3pm-4pm

Honours Welcome

Level 6, Michie Building (#9)

 

Friday, 8 March
3pm-4pm

The Media, Populism, and Polarization in the German Context

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Bernhard Goodwin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 

Friday, 22 March
4:30pm

Roundtable: On New Dramaturgy

Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)

Katalin Trencsényi (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Bernadette Cochrane
Kathryn Kelly (QUT)
Stephen Carleton

Friday, 29 March
3-4 pm

Storifying Science: Translating Environment through Ecobiography

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Jessica White
Friday, 12 April
12noon-1:00pm

CSC Exchange

Participatory methods to understand decision-making processes of Filipino rice farmers in the face of climate change

Room 208
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Jaime A. Manalo IV 
Research specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

Centre for Communication and Social Change
https://www.uq.edu.au/ccsc/

Friday, 12 April
3-4pm

Streaming, disruption and the evolving cultures of use

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner

Friday, 26 April
3-4pm

Journalism by Numbers: What the Census Tells us about Journalists and Journalism since the 1960s

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Tom O'Regan and Catherine Young

Friday, 3 May
3-4pm

The Pedagogy of Listening / Listening to people in the age of investment thinking

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Linje Manyozo (RMIT)

Friday, 10 May
3-4pm

The Sweden of the South: Australia's Eurovision Love Affair

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Chris Hay
Friday, 17 May
4-7pm

Visual Disturbances: An Essay Film

Room214, Otto Hirschfeld Building

Dr Eric Faden (Bucknell University, USA)
Friday, 17 May
3-4pm

Workshop: Tips and insights on applying for non-ARC funding

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Kelly Fielding
Friday, 24 May
3-4pm

Transferring Below-the-line Skillsets Across Creative Indisutries in Early Television

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Alex Bevan

 

Venue

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)