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LIS-S 301 Data Policy and Governance

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall
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  • 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Identify and understand the social, political, ethical, and legal aspects of data creation, access, ownership, service, and communication.
    2. Summarize emerging data policy concerns.
    3. Analyze data policies to compare and contrast possible outcomes.
    4. Deconstruct socio-technical systems and data flows to critique issues of social justice and informational harms.
    5. Design and construct data policies in relation to specific data and information flows in various contexts.