We’ve all played the original….it’s been around for 80+ years! The thrill of ‘passing Go and collecting £200’ never grows old, especially when you’ve just visited the hotel on Park Lane.
2017 GSA Graduate Anya Mooney features in our Best of Scottish Graduates Show and her take on the family classic is an excellent piece of work not to be missed.
Her research-lead project looks at the culture of data sharing; more specifically examining the influence and relevancy of a largely unknown industry – data broking. Data brokers accumulate thousands of data points on nearly every consumer worldwide, which are then analysed and used to detect patterns and make predictions about behaviour. The speed at which the industry is moving means it is ambiguous and largely unregulated; while individual countries have varying privacy laws in place, there is no global legislation. Consumer data is free to collect but is a multi-million pound profit industry for those companies harvesting it. Data Monopoly intends to encourage a public discussion over how we want our data to be collected, mined and sold.