This is the world’s first policy on Google Glass.
Google Glass Policy
Cosmic Volunteers prohibits the use of Google Glass by our participants to make audio-visual recordings without the consent of the parties involved in our volunteering abroad programs.
These parties include but are not limited to: the children and staff at orphanages, shelters and day care centers; patients and staff at hospitals; students and staff at schools, host family members, Cosmic Volunteers’ staff, and any other persons involved in our programs.
This policy is designed to protect the privacy of those people abroad who generously welcome our participants and staff into their lives via our volunteering programs.
Background on Google Glass
Released in early 2013, Google Glass is a computer with a head-mounted display and wearable camera. It is being developed by Google. Google Glass provides its wearer with the ability to easily make surreptitious recordings. Google (the company) has the ability to index, tag, and store online indefinitely the identity and spoken-words of everyone in the recording – all without the consent of either the Google Glass wearer or the people in the recording.
Violations of Google Glass Policy
Any violations of this policy will result in the following:
Participant will be warned by Cosmic Volunteers’ staff of the policy violation. Cosmic Volunteers’ staff will ask Participant to immediately delete all audio-visual recordings the latter made without the consent of the parties involved.
Cosmic Volunteers’ staff will cancel the Participant’s program immediately with no refund. Cosmic Volunteers’ staff will ask Participant to immediately delete all audio-visual recordings the latter made without the consent of the parties involved.