LIRNEasia Research Manager, Shazna Zuhyle was recently invited to speak about the realities of the virtual world by her alma mater, Methodist College. The talk was for students and the Parent Teacher Association separately. She was also invited to a round table discussion among a few heads of schools and more recently to address the students of Ladies College. The effects of social media have affected the schools to some extent with stolen identities and altered images being used in the public domain.
This has also raised privacy issues. In a connected world, aspects of privacy become more important and harder to control. This is an area of interest in LIRNEasia’s current work, specially in the context of big data.