This year has been marked by ongoing issues regarding data privacy – most spectacularly, the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica. While much public discussion focuses on the behaviour of the organizations that collect the data, the behaviours of individuals (as citizens, consumers, and users) also matters. In this session, we want to explore:
– What do members of the public understand about where and how their personal data is kept and what this means for them?
– What does this mean for information professionals that might collect this data?
– How do we develop approaches to privacy that account for these real-world behaviours and beliefs?
Zablon Pingo is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, School of Communication. His doctoral research examines users of various digital technologies privacy awareness in which he frames as Privacy Literacy.
James Meese conducts research on media and communications law and policy. He is currently leading a research project on consumer rights to personal data. His two books are Authors, Users, Pirates: Subjectivity and Copyright Law (MIT Press) and Death and Digital Media (Routledge, co-authored).
Melanie Marks is President of IAPPANZ, an affiliate of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has established and run privacy governance programs for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the National eHealth Transition Authority (now the Australian Digital Health Agency). She is also an Advisory Board member of Information Governance ANZ and an Expert Advisor to LexisNexis on privacy and data protection.