Join us this Thursday, December 9th, from 16:00-17:30 hrs UTC+1 (convert time) to hear Rachel Douglas-Jones present her work on “Gone but not forgotten: Auditing data erasure” (online lecture).
This talk addresses the problem not of data collection or analysis but its deletion. Building on work with colleagues around erasure (including creative and provocative methodological interventions) Rachel discusses the sociotechnical achievement of data deletion. Using a case from the Danish health landscape in which the retention of data was refused, she describes how the act of deletion is political, technologically challenging and productive of yet more (meta) data about its own erasure. Drawing out longstanding interests in audit cultures and regimes of evidence, Rachel is interested in contributing to the RUSTLab’s series on concepts for data by sharing reflections on deletion and erasure as distinct from lost, absent or missing data.
You will find additional resources and information on this term’s guiding theme Data Concepts: Key terms in experimentalist data studies here on our website.