It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and how actively engaged the attendees are. I’m so grateful to the many people who make this network of BC educators such a valuable community and resource.
For my session, I deliberately chose a topic that I did not feel at all like an expert. I’ve blogged about my confusion with the implications of our province’s protection of privacy law on a couple of occasions. I knew I could not offer an authoritative set of clear recommendations, but I tried to articulate some of the gaps that exist in our current understanding. I also tried to pull on some of the tensions in light of what we have learned over the past year about the scale of online surveillance from government and corporate entities, as well as the troubling state of online security in general. I conducted a highly unscientific online poll at the beginning of the session, and apparently I am not alone in my confusion and concern:
Given that wallowing in doom-laden ambiguity would be my mode, I was thrilled that once again I was able to have Dr. Jones live-DJ with me. Because we live in different cities, our preparation was done almost entirely remotely, and we couldn’t do anything like a rehearsal, yet I think our respective parts meshed much better this time. I hope that comes through in the audio mix. Again, I can’t express how much Jason brought to this session as a collaborator, and I hope we get to do this again.
I’ve put cues on bottom-right of the slides, hopefully it is easy to scroll along with the audio if that’s what people want to do.
References below the jump.
References, Citations, Inspirations
(More or less in order of when they were used…)
The opening “terms” for the session were derived from the website for the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply.
Background on FIPPA: http://fippa.bccampus.ca/
Recently revised BC Privacy Impact Assessment Process (PIA)
TRU Writing Centre Disclaimer
Julia Hengstler, The Compliance Continuum: FIPPA & BC Public Educators
Emma Gilchrist, The Day I Found Out the Canadian Government Was Spying on Me
Lisa M. Austin, Heather Black, Michael Geist, Avner Levin and Ian Kerr, Our data, our laws
Evgeny Morozov, The Snowden saga heralds a radical shift in capitalism
Leo Mirani and Max Nisen, The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook
Yasha Levine, The Everywhere Store: Civil libertarians welcome Amazon’s drone army
Yasha Levine, Google’s for-profit surveillance problem
Matt Haughey, On the Future of MetaFilter
Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan, That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker.
Maciej Cegłowski, The Internet With a Human Face
Peter Watts, A Suicide Bomber’s Guide to Online Privacy
Angelique Carson, If You Can’t Protect the Data, Burn It To the Ground
Communications Security Establishment Canada, New CSEC headquarters
Greg Weston, Inside Canada’s top-secret billion-dollar spy palace
Josh Wingrove, Canadians are lax on privacy, Senate committee hears
Lee Berthiaume & Jason Fekete, Canada’s spy agency may have illegally targeted Canadians: watchdog
Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide
Alex Boutilier, Federal government is ‘creeping’ your Facebook page
Adrianne Jeffries, FICO may start including your Facebook presence in your credit score
Josh Wingrove, How new laws are about to change your privacy
Josh Wingrove, Privacy watchdog nominee balks at Bill C-13
IXMaps – see where your data packets go
Tyler Durden, What Google Knows About You
Quinn Norton, Everything is Broken
Bruce Schneier, The Human Side of Heartbleed
Bruce Schneier, Beyond Security Theater
danah boyd, It’s Complicated
danah boyd, Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook
Audrey Watters, The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB
Audrey Watters, Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money
Kin Lane, Projects
A Discussion with Audrey Watters and Kin Lane (Video)