The Effect of COVID-19 on Construction Labor Productivity at the new Student Health & Wellness Center / The Struggle for Digital Privacy in the United States

Quinn, Jackson, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Franco Duran, Diana, EN-Engr Sys & Environment, University of Virginia
O'malley, Matthew, EN-Engr Sys & Environment, University of Virginia

Barton Malow, a construction company, had no reliable means to track the effects of worker illnesses and materials shortages. To contribute to the development of a system that Barton Malow can use to improve responses to future epidemics, the team conducted interviews with project stakeholders and used company data to study productivity trends.
To promote digital privacy, privacy advocates organize protests, design inspiring symbols, engage in litigation, and develop privacy innovations. To protect their business interests, data collectors use rhetorical techniques and apply behavioral economics, for example by framing user choices in ways that promote data collection. Data collectors invoke values such as free enterprise, user responsibility, and user convenience. To fight back, privacy activists appeal to principles such as individual rights, civil liberties, personal autonomy, and basic fairness.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
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