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Access My Info: measuring data access rights around the world

Parsons, Christopher and Molnar, Adam and Tsui, Lokman and Kim, Kelly and Rosadi, Sinta Dewi and Zulhuda, Sonny (2019) Access My Info: measuring data access rights around the world. The Citizen Lab, October 16, 2019.

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In 2014, the Citizen Lab and Open Effect started Access My Info (AMI) a research project that uses data access requests and complementary policy, legal, and technical methods to learn about how private companies collect, retain, process, and disclose individuals’ personal data. Accompanying the research methodology is a web-based tool that helps members of the public generate data access requests based on templates tailored to different industries. AMI was first applied in Canada and resulted in tens of thousands of Canadians making DARs to telecommunication companies. The results of the study showed inconsistent responses across companies and documented consumers experiencing in significant barriers to accessing their data. Following the first AMI project in Canada, the Citizen Lab formed a working group to bring the research method to Asia and comparatively measure responses to DARs across the region. The working group includes academics, lawyers, advocates, and designers working in five jurisdictions: Hong Kong: Lokman Tsui (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Stuart Hargraves (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Keyboard Frontline (advocacy organization, Hong Kong), InMedia (media group, Hong Kong), Jason Li (Designer, Hong Kong) South Korea: Kelly Kim (OpenNet Korea), KS Park (Korea University) Australia: Adam Molnar (University of Waterloo / Deakin University) Indonesia: Sinta Dewi Rosadi (University of Padjadjaran) Malaysia: Sonny Zulhuda (International Islamic University Malaysia)

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: This is the report from study on "Access My Info" commissioned by the CitizenLab, University of Toronto Canada
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal data protection, data privacy, telecommunication, data access right
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE7601 Telecommunication and industry. Telegraph
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2019 03:44
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2019 03:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75451

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