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Gotta catch ’em all! But who is catching you?

Are you wondering what exactly has people determined to chase around after creatures from Pokemon Go on their smartphones recently? With the sudden popularity in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) worlds, it might have you curious about the unprecedented amounts of data and information that companies are collecting about gamers.

Pokemon Go, which was developed by San Francisco-based Niantic, brings together the virtual world and the real world in one game. It enables users to catch Pokemon in real time by learning their location using the GPS on your phone and lets them know if there are any pocket monsters to capture. But what does Niantic (or similar companies) plan to do with the data they collect from and about consumers?

Rocket Lawyer Founder and CEO, Charley Moore, wants to talk at next year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, about the legal implications of VR/AR, and how companies can provide their offerings in a legal, ethical manner.

If selected, Charley will be answering your questions about VR and AR companies on a panel discussion, and addressing concerns including:

  • What role do companies play to make sure consumers are more educated about their privacy?
  • Will the law catch up?
  • What digital boundaries of property do AR and VR companies need to set to protect consumers from using their services?

To learn more about this, vote for Charley by using the SXSW PanelPicker.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to vote!

VOTE before Sept. 2. It takes less time than grabbing lunch. So do it now! Here’s how to:

  1. Head on over to the SXSW PanelPicker page
  2. Create an account (it won’t cost you anything, I swear)
  3. Search for “Charley” (“Is Privacy Impossible in a VR / AR world?”)
  4. Cast your vote by giving the proposal a thumbs up in the left hand corner

Need more details? What’s the SXSW PanelPicker?

The SXSW PanelPicker is a process that allows you to have a voice in the conference activities that are taking place in in the coming year.

New to SXSW?

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conference in Austin, Texas that brings together experts and aficionados in the fields of technology, film and music every March.

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