Consent to #AnalyzeMyData mini-surveys campaign

From January 28th to February 25th CaSMa ran the #AnalyzeMyData campaign during which we posted messages here, and on Twitter, highlighting instances where academics, companies, governments or third-sector organizations collected and used digital data from/about people with questionable consent procedures.

For each of these instances we included a mini-survey to ask if the particular instance of data usage was OK?

This presentation we presented at the Academy of Social Sciences conference on Ethics & Social Media Research summarized the results of our Twitter campaign.

Should you know of any other cases that might be suitable for this series of mini-surveys, please do Get in Touch with us. In order to include it in a future campaign we will need you to send us a link to a published article that provides background information about the data usage case you wish to highlight.

We also invite anyone who has not done so yet, to please also consider taking part in our larger survey through  which we hope to learn about the conditions which would need to be met in order for people to consent to having their social media data used for various types of research purposes (e.g. conditions such as providing of information about the method of data analysis and/or publication of results).

Below you will find a list of each of the Tweets/mini-surveys we ran in this campaign, so that you can participate in any you might have missed before.


1708OK for apps to access ‘public’ social media data without notification, as part of a Game? Survey http://ow.ly/X6u7V #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/14/stolen-the-app-which-lets-you-trade-people-is-a-privacy-minefield


GmailMiningIs it OK for Google to analyse Gmail content for service personalization and advertising purposes? Survey http://ow.ly/WRuks #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: https://medium.com/@jeffgould/the-natural-history-of-gmail-data-mining-be115d196b10#.o4iz1z7ar


FILE - In this July 28, 2015 file photo, the logo for Twitter adorns a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter battered shares dipped below their IPO price on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, amid ongoing investor concerns about the company ability to grow its user base. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Twitter data analysed to show impact on stock market, no permission asked from users. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wla6H #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: https://theconversation.com/how-twitter-can-see-the-financial-future-and-change-it-50338


imagesOK for Apple to mine Siri user data to improve Apple products & services as per Terms & Conditions? Survey http://ow.ly/WRpcv #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.newsmax.com/SciTech/siri-iphone-privacy-apple/2012/05/23/id/440075/


3233Anonymized phone GPS data sold to track park usage for 12 months, no permission asked. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WkNDk #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/25/hyde-park-visitors-tracked-mobile-phone-data-ee


How it Works_ IBM Datacap Insight EditionIBM proposes to analyse user data of companies to predict customer lifestyle/life events. OK? Survey http://ow.ly/WQwN9 #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: www.computerweekly.com/blogs/cwdn/2015/10/ibm-codifying-expertise-in-data-analytics-leads-us-to-life-event-predictions.html


4193OK for companies to mandate employees wear health-trackers (e.g. fitbit) so that the company can monitor their stress levels? Survey http://ow.ly/Y4lQk #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/07/do-we-need-app-to-monitor-premarital-sex


A-Facebook-page-007OK for Facebook to do covert experiments with user NewsFeeds to test emotional impact of content? Survey http://ow.ly/WQC3j #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/30/facebook-emotion-study-breached-ethical-guidelines-researchers-say


58054913Govs ask user data from social networks for crime & nat. security investigations. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WQ5BU #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500257261/Facebook-report-shows-governments-asking-for-more-user-data


image-20151210-7467-11285bsJournalists use image/comment from child public social media account without explicit consent, OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WEbnE #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: https://theconversation.com/how-children-feel-when-journalists-exploit-their-social-media-profiles-49064


image-20150423-25574-1ri2dbxDoes Facebook NewsFeed algorithm mean Facebook should have journalistic editorial responsibility? Survey: http://ow.ly/WzA5Q #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: https://theconversation.com/facebooks-weird-state-of-denial-about-news-40616


_83506025_d3f450e1-1f8a-4d57-8aed-5d81fd1478d7S-Korean Gov requires undr 19s install app to block sites & notify parents key words searched, OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WzxS3 #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33091990


fig1-640x896Free Android/iOS apps snd potentialy senstiv data to 3rd-prty doms no visibl permissn request, OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wz92G #AnalyzeMyData

Related news article: http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2015/11/user-data-plundering-by-android-and-ios-apps-is-as-rampant-as-you-suspected/

Research article: http://techscience.org/a/2015103001/


_80890405_468847593Samsung TV sends voice data to cloud even when ‘off’ to enable voice ‘on’ command. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WldNn #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31296188


4328Amazon Echo sends voice data to cloud even when ‘off’ to enable voice ‘on’ command. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wlf3Z #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/21/amazon-echo-alexa-home-robot-privacy-cloud


dc6a1c34-049d-465b-b855-51d44c4306da-1020x612Child conversations with ‘Hello Barbie’ analysed to boost toy’s speech recognition. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WlbvG #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/13/smart-barbie-that-can-listen-to-your-kids-privacy-fears-mattel


Twitter logo with smart phone Does Twitter Policy make it OK to analyze data for bullying research without asking consent from users? #AnalyzeMyData

Related news article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/twitter-threats-online-trolls_n_3687549.html

Related article: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/77154/4/1_s2.0_S0378216615003100_main.pdf


CaucusVotingOK for #BigData marketing company to track mobile device IDs and GPS data to identify profiles of GOP vs. Democrat voters? #AnalyzeMyData

Related article: http://fusion.net/story/268108/dstillery-clever-tracking-trick/


IPBShould Government security agencies be allowed to compel companies to enable surveilance through equipment interference? #AnalyzeMyData

Related story: http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2015/12/20/analysis-of-the-draft-investigatory-powers-bill-part-1/

Original document: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/draft-investigatory-powers-bill


 

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