The ‘Missing Women’ in Data Protection Reporting
8 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 5, 2019
Virtually everything we do these days is recorded digitally and stored as data. In the midst of all this data, it can come as a surprise to know there are gaps.
A case in point is data on women, or rather, the absence of data about women. Decisions about what gets measured, variables chosen, and the interpretation of results has seen “the female-shaped ‘absent presence’ – the gender data gap” (Criado-Perez, 2018). While research has shown the right to privacy is accorded and experienced differently by gender, there is little, if any, exploration of whether this effect is reflected in interactions with data protection regulation.
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