The People’s Plan
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camilla graham wood

Individuals should have insight into data processing


Individuals should have insight into the data processing being undertaken on (and through) their devices. Sensors in connected devices, generate and collect massive amounts of data, in excess of what is necessary for the provision of the service or function, and beyond a users’ reasonable expectation.


The “always on” nature of connected or smart devices and the granularity of data collected enables access to types and volume of data that is beyond the knowledge of the user. Once collected that data may be transmitted to third parties. The frequency and parties to whom data can be transmitted can change at any point in time, as a result of a software update, which further undermines the insight and consent individuals have with respect to the processing of data.

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