Data Log

I picked a Friday morning – Saturday morning (probably the most active of my days) to think about what data I generate. I’m sure this list is missing many pieces, but even this list reminds me just how much information is being collected about me:

Phone and computer apps:

  • Spotify
  • Uber
  • WhatsApp
  • iMessage
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • Google Suite
  • Outlook

Data from In-Person (or telephone) interactions:

  • Insurance Company
  • Doctor’s office
  • Samsung – service call
  • Restaurant order

Data from routine movements:

  • Thermostats (this goes to our utilities company)
  • Commuting on the T (MBTA gets this data)
  • Paycheck deposits (goes to both my bank and my employer)