Lots and lots of data: Convenience at the expense of privacy?!

Citizens in a democracy have the right to a private sphere in which they can develop their own personality, think freely and form their own opinions without external pressure. This is prerequisite for them to be able to use democratic rights such as freedom of thought, freedom of expression or freedom assembly at all. But how private is our life in a world where so much of it can be digitised, tracked and logged? In this workshop, young people are introduced to social issues around the digital world, discuss the opportunities and risks offered by new technologies and critically examine the tension between convenience and privacy.

Age: 15 years and older

Duration: 90-120 minutes

Number of participants: 12 – 26