What concerns do citizens have about the use of their social media data?

As we reported back in November 2014, the CaSMa Research team visited the Web We Want Festival hosted at the London South Bank Centre on the 28th to 30th of the month, and are very excited to share with you some of the fascinating insights offered across the weekend!

As you may already know from our previous blog posts, at CaSMa we are particularly interested in how social media research can be designed and implemented in an ethically-driven manner that places the rights of individual citizens at the very core of decision making. With this in mind, we posed the following question to a range of fellow Web We Want Festival attendees:

Do you have any concerns about the use of your data upon social media?

Of course, we don’t want to spoil the video for you, but the feedback we received from our (very clued-up!) interviewees covered a range of important topics including:

  • the public-private distinction
  • open access and rights attribution
  • terms of use
  • the scope of informed consent
  • freedom of expression
  • the value of personal data

We hope that you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed speaking with our interviewees; all of whom were extremely gracious (and brave!) in lending their time and thoughts to us! A huge thank you to everyone who came to speak with with us over the weekend, both off and on camera – and we urge you to check out the next Web We Want Festival event which will be held on 29 – 31 May 2015.

Do YOU have any specific concerns about the use of YOUR social media data?

Let us know in the comments below, or alternatively via our Twitter or Facebook profiles!

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