Would developing applications to support Geoslavery be considered a violation of the GIS Professional (GISP) code of ethics ?
Human tracking devices, however, introduce a new potential for real-time control that extends far beyond privacy and surveillance, per se. As a result, society must contemplate a new form of slavery characterized by location control. Geoslavery now looms as a real, immediate, and global threat. - Jerome E. Dobson and Peter F. Fisher, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Spring 2003
Dobson defines geoslavery as:
a practice in which one entity, the master, coercively or surreptitiously monitors and exerts control over the physical location of another individual, the slave.
What about a applications that support Volunteered Geoslavery?
It is therefore understandable how inciting fear has made the trade-off of spatial data privacy for security appear on balance to be a good bargain for many people. - Nancy Obermeyer Thoughts on “Volunteered (Geo)Slavery”, Indiana State University.