Centralized Privacy Hub
Virtual Control Over Personal Data
Shiyun, Reid, and Rohan collectively explore a centralized privacy hub that connects users' personal information in virtual reality across different industries— social media, medical, school, and more.
Project Themes: Privacy, Data, Control
“In 2035, digital life will be even more deeply interwoven in people’s lives; the online experience will not intrude on the moment in physical space or social time. As I walk through a park, I will be able to note available traces of those who passed that way before, maybe even glimpses of their (freely shared) stories... In the moments I am online I will be able to choose how I am seen and experienced. No one will have more information about me than I myself have, no one will use data or my presence in a space to coerce me into a course of action they prefer. I can create, share and engage with other people.”- Toby Shulruff
Shiyun, Reid, and Rohan collectively explore a centralized privacy hub that connects users' personal information in virtual reality across different industries— social media, medical, school, and more. This personal data room displays where the user's data is being used and provides freedom to remove any personal information according to the user's preferences. In addition, the information is embodied in physical items such as circular balls, mailboxes, suitcases, hats, shoes, and skeletons which would help categorize such data.
The centralized privacy hub would provide job opportunities such as Receptionist, Health Information Manager, Data Administrator; guiding users through the data room and providing assistance, handling medical data to improvise medical services, and managing data to provide relevant information when needed.
Individuals’ data are captured and used in a multitude of ways in both high-tech and low- tech societies. In our daily lives, we use social media, messaging apps, and other platforms and channels frequently as a way to stay connected to our peers, teachers, and the wider world. The companies that manage these platforms and the third parties that have access to the data gain unique insights into our lives and habits. Therefore, individuals in the future need to own their data rooms and thus gain the right to manage their data.
The company that manage data rooms can provide more job opportunities for the future:
Receptionist: Guide users to their data rooms and provide assistance in time
Health Information Manager: Handle users' medical data to improve the quality of medical services
Data Administrators: Manage and update user data, provide relevant information feedback