Brock University Department of Communications, Film, and Popular Culture hosted a Data Privacy panel talk this week. Cogeco Cable was onsite to record.
Following the arc of her amazing (and terrifying) book Chokepoints, Dr. Tusikov takes us underground to find a small group of corporations, tacitly backed by the US and other governments, have implemented much of SOPA via a series of secret, handshake agreements. Drawing on extensive interviews, Dr. Tusikov details the emergence of a global regime in which large Internet firms act as regulators for powerful intellectual property owners, challenging fundamental notions of democratic accountability.
Working with openeffect.ca/ creating some very interesting projects like accessmyinfo.org/ to make requesting the data corporations have about you much simpler. Also a great project, is netalert.me/ designed to Net Alert is an effort to translate new research on privacy and security into clear messages that explain how online threats work and what you can do about them.
Great project where Dr. Karen Louise Smith worked with a group of Toronto teens to co-develop data privacy badges with Mozilla Foundation and The Toronto Hive. Materials available online at hivetoronto.org/ and learning.mozilla.org/ Learning web literacy and data privacy is much more powerful if you include the learners in the design of the curriculum.