LIS-S 301 Data Policy and Governance
This course surveys data and information ethics and policy, justifying data practices per ethical frameworks. Students examine data-policy concerns governing contextual data flows and the systems on which they rely. Students distinguish the results of data policies and the manner they are used to support particular values.
- Identify and understand the social, political, ethical, and legal aspects of data creation, access, ownership, service, and communication.
- Summarize emerging data policy concerns.
- Analyze data policies to compare and contrast possible outcomes.
- Deconstruct socio-technical systems and data flows to critique issues of social justice and informational harms.
- Design and construct data policies in relation to specific data and information flows in various contexts.