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6.2. Interactive games and apps

DUOLINGO helps you learn a foreign language. STUDYBLUE is a mobile study buddy designed to help you “conquer your course” using flashcards, notes, study guides, and more. Freckle Rich with content-aligned assessments, printable worksheets, and progress analytics. TYPINGCLUB Gamified, data-driven activities help mastery of keyboarding skills. SEESAW: THE LEARNING JOURNAL A powerful multimedia learning and […]

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6.1. Evade mid-career “crisis” – stay up-to date to technology

Technology is becoming more integrated with every aspect of our lives each day. Many people share their concerns regarding the fact that the world is changing so quickly and that they might find themselves out of the loop. This is a very legitimate thought currently, more common than one would assume. No matter which field […]

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5.4. State Consumer Rights Protection Authorities

Every EU Member State has a national authority in charge of consumers rights’ protection, when dealing with credit or financial institutions (National Competent Authorities for Consumer Protection – European, 2020). Consumer protection policy makes sure that the single market can operate properly and successfully (Fact Sheets on the European Union: European Parliament, n.d). The main […]

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5.3. State Data Protection Authorities

State Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are independent public authorities in charge of superintending the implementation of data protection laws, via investigative and corrective powers (What Are Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)? 2018). DPAs offer expert advice concerning data protection matters and they are responsible for dealing with denunciations made due to violations of the General Data […]

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5.2. GDPR and CCPA

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy and security law concerning the protection of personal data. Personal data are considered to be any information that can, directly or indirectly, lead to the identification of an individual (Goddard, 2017, p. 703). Personal data include information regarding the location, ethnicity, gender, biometric data, religious beliefs or […]

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5.1. E-privacy regulation in EU

The ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) is a proposal for the regulation of various privacy-related topics, mostly in relation to electronic communications within the European Union. Its full name is “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive […]

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4.9. PC/online gaming, casino, addiction

Play is an innate human drive, which appears in early childhood (Kuss & Griffiths, 2012, p. 5). After the millennium internet gaming has increased significantly because of the huge technological development. PC gaming and, in general, online gaming gives players the opportunity to experience different gaming environments simultaneously, to design and develop virtual characters they […]

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4.8. Fraud advertising (fake products, supplements)

Whenever money is involved, there is always an opportunity for a fraud. From a technical perspective, online advertising fraud has been relatively easy (and yes – lucrative) business for fraudsters and a financial disaster for advertisers, publishers and online ad platforms themselves. Online ad business was built on a number of Internet Open Standard technologies […]

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4.7. Fake news and propaganda

Propaganda is communication that is primarily used to influence an audience and further an agenda, which may not be objective and may be selectively presenting facts in order to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language in order to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is being presented (Wikipedia contributors, 2020b). In the digital era we […]

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4.6. Financial crimes and investments frauds

Financial crimes are crimes in which criminal organizations benefit financially. In financial crimes, usually, one party provides a financial benefit, and the other party suffers a financial loss. These are frequently committed for the personal benefit of the criminal and involve the illegal conversion of ownership of the property involved. When we talk about ‘consumer […]

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