KTVR Reflexive Questions
The remainder of the guidelines take the form of reflexive questions aimed to assist artists in making informed decisions about ethical and privacy issues when working with personal data. These guidelines are meant to help artists prevent, mitigate, or avoid issues as they relate to the use of personal data in creative works, in particular sensitive data such as medical scans. We’ve organized our guidelines into the following subsections:
Is the data really anonymous?
2. Provenance, Access, and Licencing
Where does the data come from? How has the data been processed? How can you access the data? What do you have to do to obtain access to the data?
Who gave you permission to use the data? Who made the data available? What kind of permission to use the data was provided, if any, and on what grounds was it provided?
4. Participation, Authorship, and Dissemination
Are those who provided the data either participants or collaborators in its accessibility and dissemination? Are data subjects participants, contributors, collaborators, or authors?
5. Data Subjects
How do different cultures understand sensitive personal data such as medical and biometric data?
6. Sustainability and Data Production
Is it essential to acquire new data, or can existing data be used to create an artwork?
7. Artificial Intelligence
Is AI used in the art project; if so, what kind? Is the artist in control of what the AI is doing with the data?