Contextualizing Datafication in Peru: Insights from a Citizen Data Literacy Project

DisCOVER – Contextualizing Datafication in Peru: Insights from a Citizen Data Literacy Project

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Contextualizing Datafication in Peru: Insights from a Citizen Data Literacy Project

Can van Dijck‚Äôs (2014) datafication-dataism-dataveillance framework be used to understand data processes in local, historical context? The critical data literacy project Son Mis Datos accompanied volunteers who used Peru‚Äôs national data protection law to request personal data held by Peruvian companies, and then showed them how to audit corporate data use based on the results. While our approach had a positive impact in some aspects of data literacy, we found that our work was insufficiently grounded in local experiences, needs and values. In this talk we’ll look at how van Dijck’s work can be used to uncover local experiences with data power in terms of institutions, ideas and affordances, however we’ll also look at how Peru‚Äôs complex experience with digitization and digital transformation stretch Van Dijk‚Äôs universalist understanding of ‚Äėdatafication.’

Dr. Katherine Reilly is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada. She does critical, community engaged, policy-relevant research in the field of information and communications technologies for development, with a particular focus on Latin America. Her current project develops techniques for conducting citizen-centred data audits of private sector use of personal data with a view to contextualizing and historicizing digital transformation in the region. This work is being done in collaboration with ObservaTIC at the University of the Republic in Uruguay, and digital rights organizations in Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru.

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Jun 09 2022
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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