Andrew Hilts, Senior Researcher & Developer at UofT’s CItizen Lab and iSchool alum, will be speaking will be speaking on consumer personal access in Canada following the release of Approaching Access, a report that sheds light on what you can learn by filing these sorts of requests. He will be highlighting Access my Info (accessmyinfo.org), a web application developed by the Citizen Lab for the public to easily file data access requests from three areas of interest: telecommunications, dating applications, and fitness trackers. The workshop will also invite participants to use the web app and create their own data access request.
They will do a quick overview of the report and the tool at 3:10 and at 4:10 (for new drop-ins), and participants can drop in at any time to test the tool and ask questions. While participants use the tool they will be walking around and asking if participants are OK with talking through their experience as they try to create an access request.
Disclaimer: The goal for the workshop is to get user feedback on Access My Info and any notes or data we gather will only be used for insights about how to improve the tool in a future release. No personal information will be collected.
This workshop will be hosted by Citizen Lab.