Online Surveillance: Classes Without Quizzes shines light on your ‘digital shadow’

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns for a new season on October 30, as Jacquie Burkell, Assistant Dean, Research in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, presents “Every Move You Make: Living with Online Surveillance”.

Increasingly, Canadians live their lives online: shopping, banking, socializing, learning, and entertaining themselves. Each person’s online activities create a highly detailed “digital shadow” capturing their activities, interests, intentions and desires.

Professor Burkell will examine this online behavioural tracking and strategies you can use to monitor and limit your own “digital shadow.”

Lecturer: Jacquie Burkell, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Date: Thursday, October 30 Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Stevenson Hunt Room, Central Branch, London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street

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At Classes Without Quizzes events, members of the London area can enjoy monthly topical and entertaining lectures from some of Western’s top faculty.

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