Question 1: Think through the reading on privacy. Both the MK book and articles focus on issues around anomization. Think about the Netflix prize and Geo-location data obtained by the NYT. How important do you think high quality anonymization is going to be to the future of Big Data for use by researchers, industry and government? Do you think there are cases where actors like the government should be able to pierce privacy? Think about how much you value privacy when answering the above questions, contextualize it for your own life.
Question 2: Many of you have cell phones and use apps. Do you worry about Geospatial tracking? Why? Why not? Do you worry about certain Apps? Why? Why not?
Question 3: : Netflix released fully anonymized data, however researchers were able to link that to non-anonymized data and de-identify the data. Do you think any level of anonymization can be safe? When are the risks worth the “reward”?
Question 4: GDPR: How do you feel about the right to be forgotten? Are you for or against? Why?
QUESTION 5: Imagine that you are a dispatcher or manager for a trucking company.
What things do you know about what truckers are doing and the conditions they are working in? How do you know these things?
Why do you want truckers to use ELDs (EOBRs)? What does the technology change about your job?
QUESTION 6: Opting Out of Big Data: Do you think you could opt out? How would you do so? How would it affect your personal relationships? Family? Friends? What would you gain? What would you lose?