Mapping Privacy Models

How should data be collected, used and shared at festivals? Designing new data consent models for connected environments

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, 13th August at 9:30am – 12pm at the University of Edinburgh, Inspace, Potterrow, EH8 9YL.

Increasingly data is being collected about a city’s or a festival’s visitors, their experiences and activities in public spaces. This workshop explores what data may be captured by pervasive devices in a smart city environment, who has access to this data and what kind of control or restrictions would you as visitor like to see being put in place. The current one-click agreements of digital systems by which we either agree or don’t agree to an organisations privacy policy or terms and conditions is increasingly becoming an ill-suited model for meaningful consent and engagement with data privacy in connected environments. While GDPR is taking initial steps to give platforms more responsibility for explicit and clearer statements of data use, it is however still a digital one-click form of agreement that doesn’t allow for further interaction, changes or dynamic behaviours and does not answer questions about data being collected from passive or unknown interactions with invisible or hidden technologies.

This workshop gives an overview and maps out some of the data purposes and their relationships to people’s perceptions and behaviours to investigate how we would like data about ourselves and our activities to be collected, shared or used (or not). As part of the EPSRC-funded research project PACTMAN which explores issues of ‘Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments’, researchers in Design Informatics are aiming to rethink the current digital consent model and reimage novel, more dynamic privacy practices. With the broader research, we are asking what it may mean and how we may go about challenging and redesigning new data consent models for connected environments.

This workshop is being organised by Dr Bettina Nissen and Joe Revans – researchers in Design Informatics working on the EPSRC-funded research project PACTMAN (EP/N028228/1).

If you’d like to attend this workshop, please sign up via Eventbrite.

InSpace, Potterrow, EH8 9YL.