Risky pier

What are the risks of using social media?

As part of my ongoing research into the ways in which social media are regulated I am conducting a short survey (15 minutes maximum).  http://bit.ly/Jem5qK.

If, like me you are a regular user of online social networks (OSNs), you must sometimes wonder how information about you is used Read more

Road ahead

Data Privacy Day 2014 – the road ahead

The UK’s Information Commissioner marked this year’s European Data Protection Day by tweeting a day in the life of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – available on Storify.

A group of researchers at City University London decided to mark the day in their own way by running a research seminar on data privacy issues.  Read more


iFutures 2013, Sheffield University

The enterprising doctoral students at Sheffield University organised a one-day symposium on the future of the information world.  The iSchool at Sheffield, formerly the Department of Information Science celebrates 50 years this year and as part of these celebration the symposium looked forward to the next 50 years. Read more