A game about the use of personal data.
Datak is a serious game from RTS which aims to raise public awareness of the implications of data protection and Big Data. It is based on an 18-month journalistic investigation conducted by the radio programme On en Parle.
The game invites players to assume the role of a trainee assistant data protection manager in the town of DataVille. Players are faced with various daily dilemmas and specific questions from DataVille’s mayor, such as whether to approve a project to install CCTV cameras in the town and whether to pass on citizens’ data to companies or political parties. Every decision has an impact on the organization of the community, the player’s progress in the game and the trainee’s private life. Players have to comply with certain constraints – a daily allotted time, a tight budget, a low salary.