Video Essay Question Assignment

Assignment: watch the episode of Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man: Big Data”.

no longer than 250 words each. Make sure to answer the question completely.

1.What types of privacy implications are triggered by the data collection discussed in this episode? Is the data collection strictly limited to commercial use, or are other types of uses a possibility based upon modern data collection practices? Clearly explain your response.

2.Morgan Spurlock performed a number of investigatory internet searches in order to illustrate the availability of data. He suggested that his conduct was legal based upon the consent of the subjects whom he searched. What might happen if Morgan were a law enforcement officer, rather than a private actor? How might this distinction inherently impact the legality of his conduct? Should this type of internet search be available to law enforcement officers? If so, what types of limitations should be prescribed? Explain.

3.Morgan Spurlock suggests that, as modern tech users, we are forced to exchange our privacy interests for convenience and the advantages that technology can provide. Do you agree or disagree with this conclusion? Clearly explain your analysis and response.

4.Senate Bill 2025 (also known as the Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act), discussed briefly towards the end of the episode, is an attempt to require greater transparency by allowing consumers to access or correct data collected about their person. Is simply allowing a consumer to correct an incorrect piece of data, or allowing consumers access to the data collected, a sufficient remedy for any limitations upon personal privacy? Why or why not? What further limitations would you propose if drafting this legislation? Clearly explain your response.