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Starting this year, I also plan on reading more academic papers around tech and policy. Recording my readings and (sometimes, observations + annotated copies on this newsletter). Please do recommend papers and share your insights!
What I Read This Week:
Behavioural Experiments in Data Privacy by IntAct, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and Centre for Social and Behaviour Change. [Link]
Here is a link to the document with my comments in the margins. [Link]
What You Should Know:
People can be nudged to become more privacy-conscious.
However, what those nudges should be is different for different countries.
What I mean is this:
- Soft nudges (like displaying a summary of what data is being collected and how it is being used) have a significant impact on data sharing behaviour in Kenya, but not in India.
- Compared to Indians, Kenyans have a more vigilant approach to privacy policies, but also share more data, showing more trust in data sharing.
Data Sufficiency and Shiny Graphs (from the source):
What I Have Been Reading:
Music to My Ears:
This podcast episode featuring Amit Varma and Chinmay Tumbe talking about pandemics. Was three hours, felt shorter. Audio gold.