- Professor Fumio Shimpo
Introduction to the discussion
Lifelog is defined as “activity record (behavior history) information acquired/accumulated on personal computers and mobile devices”, and in a narrow sense, it includes web visits and access records, electronic commerce settlement history, and location information.
In a broad sense, it includes wake-up time and sleeps time, travel location and travel distance, meal data, exercise data, reading history and music playback records and the like.
Many lifelog services can connect to sites on the Internet and we can easily browse past data and display as a graph.
With the spread of digital tools, it is now possible to record lifelog at ease, and how to utilize it has become a major issue.
Finding the problem
Here, I would like to reconsider the issues when using life logs.
Due to its convenience and efficiency, the use of lifelog information is expected to increase in the near future. And Startups that handle such information services are also expected to be born one after another.
However, lifelog information can be personal information that can identify a specific individual by collating with other information.
Further, the characteristics of the lifelog information include detailed information on specific actions of individuals, and it is difficult to recognize the sensitivity and risk of the information content from the information itself.
Therefore, we should be cautious in handling lifelog information and we should recognize the invisible danger as a “current crisis” and the handlers of such lifelog information should be aware of their legal, social, and moral responsibilities.
Therefore, I would like to devise a lifelog utilization framework that fully considers the problems of privacy protection and study methodologies that lead to new businesses.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Professor Fumio Shimpo, who specializes in the use of big data and information security, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.