Making sense of trifles: Data narratives and cumulative data disclosure

Callum Nash, Dan Carey, Emma Nicol, Amal Htait, Burkhard Schafer*, Jo Briggs, Wendy Moncur, Leif Azzopardi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

The law does not concern itself with trifles. If a risk is deemed minimal, or an infraction negligible, invoking the authority of the law often seems unnecessary. However, there are increasingly fields of human activity where this principle leads to gaps in the protection necessary for a flourishing society. This paper reports findings and ideas from a research project in cumulative data disclosure, where an aggregation of in themselves harmless data points can expose the users of social media to significant personal risk.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJusletter IT
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • data protection
  • privacy
  • privacy by design
  • GDPR
  • visualisation


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