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Objective: In a well-organized, thesis-driven essay, you will be exploring the ethics of data rights.
Here are a few questions/ideas you can explore:
Should consumers control the rights to their data and be able to sell data to whom they choose?
If so, which issues must be addressed before such a plan can be implemented?
If not, why not?
You have to incorporate at least 4 of the 10 articles listed here to support your essay:
The ethics of collecting data (TED Talk)
“Apple ’ s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy”
The Inhumanity of Data Theft(PBS)
What is your data worth? It’s complicated.
“Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information”
“How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?”
“What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?”
“No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data”
“PAYING FOR PRIVACY AND THE PERSONAL DATA ECONOMY”
“Why Getting Paid for Your Data Is a Bad Deal”
The assignment is due by July 3rd.
Late papers will suffer a 10% penalty.
Essays submitted after July 5th will not be accepted.
Essays that do not meet the word count will not receive partial credit.
Two quotes per article minimum
Five paragraphs minimum
Follow the MLA format for this assignment.
Plagiarism of any kind will result in immediate failure (see syllabus).
A rebuttal paragraph is required. It should be the paragraph before the conclusion.
Do not use “I,” “my,” or “you.”
Do not use contractions.
A Works Cited page is required.
If a student posts any part of the assignment publicly, the student will receive a zero for the assignment.
Section A: For your introduction:
Introduce and provide context regarding the value of our data.
Define the concept of data rights.
Introduce the ideas or issues you are going to explore.
Present your thesis statement.
Section B: Supporting Paragraphs Formula (Aim for 2 or 3 supporting paragraphs)
Introduce the idea you are going to discuss in the paragraph.
Give the reader context.
Provide textual evidence from one of the articles or reports.
Link the quote to your claim. Explain your reasoning. (2-3 sentences)
Provide more evidence
Link the evidence to your claim. Explain your reasoning.
Provide an example to supplement your reasoning.
Conclude the paragraph and move on to the next supporting paragraph.
Remember, one idea per supporting paragraph.
Section C: The paragraph before the conclusion should be address counter-arguments. The counter-argument paragraph:
“What is included in a counterargument paragraph?
“Identify or explain opposing viewpoints. Use phrases like “on the other hand…” or “it is often perceived that…” or “critics may argue…” or “although…” or “some people may think” or (invoking the viewpoint of an expert/group) “according to…”
Summarize their stance in your own words.
Concede. Explain what aspects of your opponent’s argument have validity (but only if you really feel this way because if you don’t, the reader can tell).
Respond. Bring the reader back to your argument and its strengths. Refute your opponent’s argument by explaining how your point works better, is more logically sound, or makes more sense.”
5.Link to source: Link (Links to an external site.)
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Section D: Present your conclusion.
Section E. Works Cited Page.
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