I noted something similar - Nasma’s approach that people are the experts of their own lives. I also appreciated the idea that people know what they want for privacy but just may be able to use some technical help or ideas about how to get there.
I found the predictive analysis article from the readings really interesting. There is this split in how data is used: one, to identify specific students (or types of students, but eventually individuals) who might have trouble, and two, to identify the common situations in which students tend to have trouble. The latter is so much less invasive - the article uses the example of changing add/drop dates when the school found that students who added classes very late tended not to do well. So this is an example of changing a policy based on data, rather than targeting (or, really, profiling) individual students. I have much less objection to this use, though it will involve some of the same data. It’s more the individual profiling than the general data analysis that I find problematic, and it’s frustrating that they are sometimes conflated.
Also I was really glad to hear that she finds that many young people do care about privacy. I can’t find it but recently read something about how Amazon’s recent product release (Alexa everything) hardly mentioned privacy concerns at all, and that maybe that reflected consumers’ lack of concern - so hearing Nasma gave me hope. Obviously there are lots of us who do care about privacy, but it’s good to hear that kids these days do too.