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We are pleased to announce that the collection “Tracking People: Wearable Technologies in Social and Public Policy” edited by Professor Anthea Hucklesby and Dr Raymond Holt is now available to order from Routledge. This collection follows up on the work of the Tracking People: Controversies and Challenges network, providing cross-disciplinary perspectives on a broad range of tracking contexts, from location tracking for criminal justice and patient safety to behavioural tracking for mental health interventions and preventing opioid overdoses. The collection is intended to provide an introduction to the ethical, legal, social and technical issues arising from current and future use of tracking technologies, and we hope that it will be invaluable resource for academics and practitioners working with these technologies as they are increasingly widely used.  

The collection is available from Routledge in hardback, paperback and eBook formats via the link above, and will be released on the 30th of August 2024. 


During the three Tracking People seminars which have taken place so far a number of issues have arisen which warrant further discussion and thought. Below you will find blog posts from people involved with the seminars - more posts to follow!

Kevin Macnish discusses tagging and the issue of consent

Kevin Macnish discusses tagging and data ownership

Laura Bainbridge - PhD Candidate at the University of York - discusses sobriety tags after attending the Tracking People seminar 'scoping the landscape'