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?
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.
OK for apps to access ‘public’ social media data without notification, as part of a Game? Survey http://ow.ly/X6u7V #AnalyzeMyData
Is it OK for Google to analyse Gmail content for service personalization and advertising purposes? Survey http://ow.ly/WRuks #AnalyzeMyData
Twitter data analysed to show impact on stock market, no permission asked from users. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wla6H #AnalyzeMyData
OK for Apple to mine Siri user data to improve Apple products & services as per Terms & Conditions? Survey http://ow.ly/WRpcv #AnalyzeMyData
Anonymized phone GPS data sold to track park usage for 12 months, no permission asked. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WkNDk #AnalyzeMyData
IBM proposes to analyse user data of companies to predict customer lifestyle/life events. OK? Survey http://ow.ly/WQwN9 #AnalyzeMyData
OK 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
OK for Facebook to do covert experiments with user NewsFeeds to test emotional impact of content? Survey http://ow.ly/WQC3j #AnalyzeMyData
Govs ask user data from social networks for crime & nat. security investigations. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WQ5BU #AnalyzeMyData
Journalists use image/comment from child public social media account without explicit consent, OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WEbnE #AnalyzeMyData
Does Facebook NewsFeed algorithm mean Facebook should have journalistic editorial responsibility? Survey: http://ow.ly/WzA5Q #AnalyzeMyData
S-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
Free Android/iOS apps snd potentialy senstiv data to 3rd-prty doms no visibl permissn request, OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wz92G #AnalyzeMyData
Research article: http://techscience.org/a/2015103001/
Samsung 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
Amazon Echo sends voice data to cloud even when ‘off’ to enable voice ‘on’ command. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/Wlf3Z #AnalyzeMyData
Child conversations with ‘Hello Barbie’ analysed to boost toy’s speech recognition. Is this OK? Survey: http://ow.ly/WlbvG #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
Related article: http://fusion.net/story/268108/dstillery-clever-tracking-trick/
Original document: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/draft-investigatory-powers-bill