I'd like to propose a session for Sunday:
DataAutonomy in the age of Silos
Data Autonomy, the sovereignty of individuals over data about them gains importance with the amount of data that is created.
Data Autonomy has two aspects, access and confidentially.
Access is the possibility to know what data exists about us and to read it. This ability must be guarded against two problems. Very often nowadays we are not told what data is collected about us. The Europe vs. Facebook case illustrated this problem very well, but arguably more data is collected by government actors. On the other hand we cannot access the data about us. Besides the obvious fact that we do not have access to data
we don't know are being collected, cloud providers also can cut off
access to our accounts for seemingly arbitrary reasons, leading to a
loss of access to data we collected for our own use.
Confidentiality entails the possibility to decide what data about us we want to share with whom. This concerns data that we collect, like photo albums or emails, but also data that is collected about us, like energy use or credit card transactions.
access and confidentiality can be enabled by technical and
organisational means. Generally it needs a combination of both