Critical thinking1: Data and Goliath

  • Lecturer: Prof. Jari Porras
  • Assistant: nn


Seminar days

Day 1 - 17.3.2016 8-16 room 2411

Book: Nothing to Hide (whole book)

Presenters (students should add these here)

Day 2 - 14.4.2016 12-16 room 2411

Book: Data and Goliath

  • Pages 13-155 (Parts 1 & 2)


Day 3 - 21.4.2016 8-12 room 2411

Book: Data and Goliath

  • Pages 155-239 (Part 3)



Personal homeworks

  • Create your own wiki page
  • 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.
  • 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.

Group homeworks

  • Survey on privacy and privacy level understanding - The group will generate a survey on privacy understanding (like “I have nothing to hide” approach), execute the survey and report the results. Group should have at least 60 answers to the survey. Please collect appropriate background information so that you may do some analysis of the results.

Spreadsheet: Spreadsheet of results

  • Study the current EU legislation concerning privacy and data collection, storage and usage. Collect links and knowledge and present that to the other groups (deadline final presentation)

EU legislation summary: eu_legislation_on_data.pdf. A shorter list can be found in the final presentation slides. Source:

It is interesting to notice that the European Parliament adopted the new Regulation and the Directive just earlier this month on 14th of April. Official texts were not published as of yet.

Final works

  • Provide your coursera course diploma to the lecturer
  • Create 4 exam questions representing the course contents. Explain why the question is good.
  • Grade the presentations
  • Answer to the course questionnaire
  • As a group prepare the final presentation of your group to the final presentation
  • Divide x*10 points among course participant (x=number of people in the course)

Division of points

8 x 10 points are divided as follows:

  • Juho Juvani 10 p
  • Tuomo Harjula 10 p
  • Rohan Durugkar 10 p
  • Joonas Salminen 10 p
  • Jiri Musto 10 p
  • Niko Liukka 10 p
  • Trung Hieu Tran 10 p
  • Jarkko Kananen 10 p

We decided to divide the points equally to everyone (10 points per student). This we base on presence and work done in our group working, as is evident in discussion and activity of our general group planning area. We have already individually graded each others presentations during meetings, and further discussions and activity is noted and graded by the teacher. Therefor, we are not apt, or justly able to reason, from whom we would claim points and who we would gift any additional ones. Should there be any individual that did not take part or was not present in our meetings, we could justify different points - this is not the case, however.

Extra work for people who missed lectures

  • If you missed lectures you need to provide short reviews (1/2 page each) of all those chapters we went through that lecture time. One should always inform the lecturer if they were not able to be at the class. Max. one missed lecture as the discussion and presentations are used for evaluations.
    • In first seminars we covered only chapters 1-7

Groupwise working area