Dr Veronica Barassi

Professor in Media and Communications Studies, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

Dr. Veronica Barassi is currently the chair of the E-Seminars of the Media Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropology. Her work on digital citizenship, activism, big data, and ethnography has appeared on top-ranked international journals and she is the author of Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

My Sessions

Technological Development and the Impact on Children's Data Privacy

The education sector faces some unique challenges involved in protecting data, with a large proportion of underaged ‘clients’ and new delivery mechanisms created from scratch in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Privacy issues involved in the collection and use of children’s data presents a special case for many organisations in many regulatory regimes as they take shape – we look at the prospects for inconsistent demands being placed on education providers which span states.