Helen Kennedy

Helen Kennedy is professor of digital society at the University of Sheffield. Over more than 20 years, she has researched how digital developments are experienced by ’ordinary people’ and how these experiences can inform the work of digital media practitioners. She is currently interested in the datafication of everyday life. She is researching public attitudes to data mining and related issues such as trust in data, data and inequality and what ‘good’ data practice might look like. She is also interested in the role of visual representations of data in everyday life.

How Do You Feel About Companies With Personal Data

The recent revelation that Cambridge Analytica was able to acquire the Facebook data led to a surge of interest and questions around what companies do with people’s data. Amidst all of this, little attention has been paid to the feelings of those whose data are used, shared, and acted upon.

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