Grant / January 2020

Cyber-Infrastructures of the Personal Data Economy

This group will explore the political economy of personal data, specifically the transport, storage, circulation, and processing of individual data by commercial entities. Using in-depth, semi-structured interviews of experts and professionals in the data services sector, supplemented by direct observation of professional meetings and conferences, they will explore the question, what are the security challenges in this economy, as data from dispersed sources are increasingly pulled together and circulated within and between organizations?