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Data privacy literacy as a subversive instrument to datafication

Hillman, Velislava (2022) Data privacy literacy as a subversive instrument to datafication. International Journal of Communication, 16. 767 - 788. ISSN 1932-8036

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Abstract

To learn about the risks from their data privacy loss, children need look no further. Digitalized education has propelled constant data extraction and—hypocritically—a privacy standard that contrasts with data privacy literacy efforts that policy and academics promote. If School allows data extraction from its ubiquitous digitalization, what do children learn about their privacy? Moreover, is edtech’s commercial project for School a form of hidden pedagogy for oppression creating and reinforcing this hypocrisy? These questions emerge as I critically examine data privacy conceptually and observe School’s data privacy practices in contrast with proposals for teaching data privacy literacy. For such teachings to succeed, School must unveil the hypocrisy of data practices that are enabled as every educational process becomes digitalized and, through copartnership with students, commit to recreating privacy preservation independent of corporate influence reality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/index
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2022 00:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113906

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