About the project

We develop this test as part of our research project with the University of Amsterdam and for a documentary performed with RAI in late 2019. This documentary it is in Italian. we are at the last 20 minutes: Il mondo (segreto) di Amazon, 6th December 2020.

How it might be used?

To develop new experiments like the one run by Dimitri:

paper Extrenal resource Author: Dimitri Koehorst (UvA master thesis) Published in: September

Warehouse of information: Amazon's data collection practices and their relation to GDPR

In recent times, data has become increasingly central to a variety of different companies. While the use of data has become widespread, there are some companies whose entire business model revolves around the use of data. One such company is Amazon. Initially it was merely an online bookstore, but as the company grew it incorporated multiple new branches, such as Amazon Web Services, which allow the company to collect data from a variety of different sources. C ompanies such as Amazon use this data to optimize their services, which allows them to gain certain advantages over their competitors. However, this usage of data is bound by international regulations, one of which is the GDPR, the new data protection legislation of the European Union. By using data collected from the Amazon.com webstore as a case study, this thesis investigates the shift of companies towards a data-oriented business model, and investigates certain problems t hat this shift brings. This is done through the research question: How can we conceptualize the data collection practices of Amazon in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation?

The developer of the tool, website, and research are Claudio Agosti Salvatore Romano, Giulia Corona, e Riccardo, Coluccini. You can reach out to us at support at tracking dot exposed.

The code is free software and licensed as AGPL-3: