What would happen if the data traces of our childhood were available today? This is a key question for generations to come. Today in the life of families data is everywhere. From doctor’s appointments to toys, from social media to mobile apps, children’s everyday life is recorded, stored and shared in ways that were not possible before. This website, is based on the Child | Data | Citizen research project and responds to concerns about children’s data traces and their social and political implications in the age of big data and artificial intelligence.
On Saturday the 13th of June, I submitted a report titled The Human Error in AI and Children’s Rights as response to the EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence a European Approach Consultation. My response combines the findings of the Child | Data | Citizen Project with the preliminary observations resulting from my forthcoming project […]
The MIT Press has just announced the release date of my book Child |Data Citizen: How Tech Companies are Profiling us from before Birth will be the 22nd of December, 2020, and I can’t wait. In Child Data Citizen, I examine the construction of children into data subjects, describing how their personal information is collected, archived, sold, […]
A new job and a new life in the middle of a pandemic….today is my first day as Professor in Media and Communications in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of San Gallen, in Switzerland and as Chair of Media and Culture at the Institute of Media and Communication Management. I […]
I am pleased to announce that my TedxMileHigh talk is now online. In the talk I explain that tech companies are tracking children, starting before they’re born, often before they’re conceived, and throughout their lives — on Google and Facebook, through pregnancy tracking apps, in the classroom, and the doctor’s office. I show how the […]