Complicit of data surveillance tools? Bordering and education data tracking tools

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Wednesday 21 February 2024
Hybrid: Seminar room 15, The Wave, The Wave, The University of Sheffield, 2 Whitham Road, Sheffield, S10 2AH
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Hybrid Event. 12.00-13.15, 21st February 2024, Seminar Room 15, The Wave Building

The University of Sheffield has recently introduced an attendance monitoring app which tracks the location of students. Attendance monitoring was introduced in UK universities in order to fulfill the requirements around international student monitoring for the purposes of Home Office visa issuing status. While attendance monitoring, now in app form, is couched in the language of student wellbeing, monitoring and now tracking actually reflect the imperatives of government immigration monitoring.

This session will entail discussions around the functions of the new attendance monitoring app, the logics behind it, GDPR, and bordering implications.

All staff and students are welcome to attend.

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