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This is Your Data Double

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Road

Presented by Alison Hearn, Alissa Centivany and Jacquelyn Burkell as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

Everyone welcome!

Description: Anyone who spends time online – virtually all of us, now – has multiple  ‘data doubles’: highly detailed, information-rich online profiles that supposedly ‘reflect’ who we are, what we like, who we associate with, and innumerable other personal characteristics. These profiles operate beneath the surface, enabling and constraining our access to information, people and services online. This panel of three researchers from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies explores the origins of the “data double”, as well as the implications these opaque digital profiles have for issues such as financial well being, the democratic process, and the digital participation of Canadian youth.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Becky Blue

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