Challenges in data literacy

Kelly, A. (Organiser), Schophuizen, M. (Organiser), Joëlle Swart (Organiser), Oana Inel (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in OR organising an eventAcademic

Description

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 typeWorkshop
LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • data literacy
  • digital literacy
  • Education
  • society