Data Footprint,Demonstrate understanding of contemporary technologies and privacy challenges.•Demonstrate understanding of privacy issues beyond personal preferences or comfort level.•Find, use, and cite high-quality sources using the library’s databases.

Demonstrate understanding of contemporary technologies and privacy challenges.•Demonstrate understanding of privacy issues beyond personal preferences or comfort level.•Find, use, and cite high-quality sources using the library’s databases.•Use terms and concepts from course readings to think about data capture and its centrality to the tech sector. Background: Digital technologies, including the Internet, have made possible novel types of data capture and analysis, particularly with regard to information about individuals. Some observers believe that our personal “data footprints” are changing our ideas about ourselves, our relationships, and our places and responsibilities in society. What these data footprints say about us and who has the right (and motivation) to access these revealing datasets are hotly contested issues. For the first step of this assignment, keep a diary of your own data footprint. For a minimum of 48 hours, (don’t wait until the day before the assignment is due, please)keep a record of every time you create digital traces, especially traces that are linked to your identity or personal information: for example, when you use a credit card, make a phone call, access media on an entertainment platform, send email, pay a freeway toll by passing a reader, use social media, download a file from the Internet, swipe a card to enter a building or parking structure, walk in front of a surveillance camera, purchase something in an app and so on. Digital data will be created from your online and offline activities: give this aspect of the assignment some thought. Be creative and thorough. Hopefully, you will notice forms of data capture that previously escaped your notice. You might also include other traces that may or may not identify you personally, but when linked to databases of personal information may be associated withyour data “profile” –examples would include performing a 
2Google search, shopping on the Internet (whether or not you actually buy anything), getting your license plate scanned, speaking aloud while operating asmartphone,or having your purchases recorded at a point-of-sale scanner such as those in grocery stores or other retail outlets.Be as comprehensive as you canand think creatively about all the traces that you leave as you go about daily life. For some tips, consider the many kinds of data discussed here: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-reclaim-your-digital-privacy-from-online-trackin-1820878546Summarize the data from your diary into a table, chart or graph (not in paragraphs). This part of the assignment requires that you categorize and summarize the data you have collected and represent this interpretive work via some kind of visualization. Pie charts, bar charts, tables, scatterplots, drawings, diagrams, or any other kinds of data visualization are especially appropriate. Please DO NOT include any sensitive or private information, such as account information, names, or specific information about purchases, websites, or locations. You will turn in the summary of your diary, but you will not turn in the entire diary itself. For the final step of the assignment, briefly discuss your findings in a double-spaced paper of 3-5pagestotal, including figures. In your discussion, you may address some of the following questions or any other issues you think are relevant: what does your “data footprint” say about you –that is, what is the “profile” your data presents? What are the most frequent types of traces you leave? Are there sources of data that, when combined, reveal more than you might like? Who do you think may have access to the information, and why would they be interested? What aspects of your life are not captured in data? Be careful even in your discussion that you don’t reveal too much about yourself. Describe your process and your data, not your personal life.Finally(and most importantly), extend your findings. What does the ready availability of such data mean in terms of notions of privacy in society as a whole and for speech or political rights? What does it mean that corporations, governments, and other organizations can easily collect or access this kind of data?

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