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Search and select three (3) documents (web pages, articles, videos, …) of the topic of your course (Data & Privacy in Critical thinking and Sustainability in Green IT course) and explain why those documents are relevant for the course.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34713435 UK is preparing new law that updates the rules of monitoring of the communications between citizens. New law forces communication firms to hold a year's worth of communication data. This data can then be accessed by the law enforcement officers when necessary. The bill also covers interception and reading of communications, “interference” with computers and collection of massive amounts of internet or phone data. There has been some false rumors that state that this bill would make encryption of communications illegal. This isn't true. However the bill states that communication firms must be able to decrypt the communications in their systems if for example police needs that information.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-attacks-privacy-vs-security_us_5649d222e4b045bf3defcd0e Article about the effects of Paris terrorist attack on privacy vs. security debate. Writer disagrees about common opinion that we should weaken our privacy (especially encryption methods) to get better protection against terrorist. Writer points out that terrorists aren't currently relaying on electronic communications even if it would be possible to use unbreakable encryption methods. He also argues that weakening of encryption methods doesn't only weaken our privacy but it also weakens our security since many daily service like money transfers and accessing our health records require encryption.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-weinstein/what-your-fitbit-doesnt-w_b_8851664.html Article about fitness trackers and how the data they collect can be accessed basically by one through the web. Even if there are laws that regulate the privacy of our medical data these laws apply only to medical institutes. Currently there are no laws that regulate the use of data collected by fitness tracking companies.
Find two digital services, study what kind of data they collect, if that data is sold to anyone, if it can be linked with any other data etc. Deadline by final presentation.
Hotspot Shield's policy isn't as straightforward. It states that following data may be collected or user may choose to share it with the company: personal information (probably name, address etc.), e-mail, ip-address, device ID, location and phone number. Cookie or cookies may also be saved. This information is then used to improve the service and to optimize the advertisements displayed in service. In the last case the data is possibly shared with 3rd parties.
Reflection on Thinking Fast and Slow book