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Your Call: Is it possible to use the digital tools we value without the data mining we distrust?

Jun 18, 2015

  

On the June 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss privacy protection. A recent University of Pennsylvania study found that many Americans feel they have no control over how companies use their information. The New York Times reports that Uber is tracking the location of customers’ devices even when they are not actively using Uber’s app. What are new tactics in data mining, and how can we combat them? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Frank Pasquale,  law professor at the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law, and author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information

Julia Horwitz, consumer protection counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center

Web resources:

HuffPo: Data Mining – The Consumer Becoming the Consumed

Slate: We Can’t Control What Big Data Knows About Us. Big Data Can’t Control it Either

Fortune: Who owns your face? Weak laws give power to Facebook

NY Times: Sharing Data, but Not Happily

AdAge: Why Data Privacy is a Real Campaign issue in 2016