Many of our every day life decisions might now be  altered by our big data*, and we might not even know about it [Leber, 2016].
Nowadays, people are particularly keen to understand what happens to their data — 95% say it’s important to know their data is secure, 94% say it’s important to know how their data is used (doteveryone, 2018). 
 
Our personal data plays a critical role when it comes to how online companies operate and finance their work. Our intimate details and habits are often collected without us truly being aware about it. How much do know about our data? How much does our data knows about us? And finally, how are online companies interpreting us based on our data sets?
The purpose of this practical/hands-on worksop is to explore how we feel about our digital selves, and what we currently know about our digital footprints. During the class we will explore practical and easy steps to review our digital/social media habits and find ways to become more aware of privacy settings as well as your digital rights (EU GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation). 
*big data

noun

COMPUTING

  1. extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions.

    "much IT investment is going towards managing and maintaining big data"

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