Making sense of trifles: data narratives and cumulative data disclosure

Callum Nash, Daniel Carey, Emma Nicol, Amal Htait, Burkhard Schafer, Jo Briggs, Wendy Moncur, Leif Azzopardi

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The law does not concern itself with trifles. If a risk is deemed minimal, or an infraction negligible, invoking the authority of the law often seems unnecessary. However, there are increasingly fields of human activity where this principle leads to gaps in the protection neces- sary for a flourishing society. This paper reports findings and ideas from a research project in cumulative data disclosure, where an aggregation of in themselves harmless data points can expose the users of social media to significant personal risk.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2022
Event Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion 2022: The International Legal Informatics Symposium - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 23 Feb 202226 Feb 2022§22-internationales-rechtsinformatik-symposion-iris-2022-23-26-02-2022


Conference Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion 2022
Abbreviated titleIRIS 2022
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  • privacy by design
  • data protection
  • visualisation


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