Big tech has your data. Come & get it!

  • Time: 13h30-14h00
  • Location: 4. C1.1
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Type: Keynote

On May 25, 2018 the GDPR became a law. This made it possible to request all the personal data collected on us by services like Facebook, Spotify or Google. But is that really possible? And what's the use of it? Well, imagine making a heatmap with your Google Location History, or rediscovering your social network in 2012. Using some fun, open-source examples I'll demonstrate how to get insights from your data. I'll also discuss where the GDPR falls short and why you should advocate for more usable personal data access.



Thor is a master student in Human-Computer Interaction at KTH in Stockholm. Originally from Leuven, he first turned data into insights by participating in open Summer of Code (oSoC) in 2017 and 2018. He has since gathered and used personal data as a hobby and continues to follow keenly the developments of data ownership, digital privacy and humane technology.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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