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Month: December 2016

Data-realationships

At a recent PhD seminar, a group of students had to talk about a particular thesis problem they had on two slides; mine was that I seemed to have created The NeverEnding Literature Review. I had lots of ‘themes’ in my literature review, and lots of different fields of study were interested in these themes, each field of study with a different take to digest and review. I started to complain about my review of data privacy literacy and how the Snowden revelations in 2013 when I had just started my thesis, had changed everything. About how every day a news item seemed relevant, the Investigatory Powers Act one day and Europe’s response the next. A lot of my thesis looks at ‘data-relationships’ between people and institutions. If we are aware of it or not, organisations take information from us and then feed it back through the services they provide;…

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