Challenges in data literacy

  • Aodhán Kelly (Panel member)
  • Martine Schophuizen (Panel member)
  • Joëlle Swart (Panel member)
  • Oana Inel (Panel member)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


    Datafication is increasingly impacting society. Now that many of our everyday activities have moved online (from consuming news to doing business and connecting socially), citizens leave large amounts of data that can be used for data mining and algorithmic filtering.

    However, these developments also raise concerns about citizens' "data literacy". To what extent are people actually aware of what data about them is collected? Do they have insight into how their online behaviour impacts the data-driven decisions of digital tools, for instance, what information they encounter online? And to what extent can users intervene with such decisions?

    In this panel discussion, we consider how we may facilitate people's awareness and understanding of datafication and its societal implications. Partners from the cultural field, government, business and academia discuss how we could foster people's data literacy in concrete projects.
    Period26 Nov 2019
    Event titleChallenges in data literacy: VSNU Digital Society annual conference 2019
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationUtrecht, NetherlandsShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • data literacy
    • digital literacy
    • Education
    • society