Privacy Traders

A live game about social networks and privacy

Privacy Traders is a live game made for high school students. The main goal was to teach the value of personal data shared on social networking websites.

The goal of the game is to achieve as much data as possible about all other players. They can do this by paying (using play money) to get specific data, or simply by trading one data for another.

To become more powerful, players can join one of the four social networks available: each player that belongs to a social network will share all their personal information and all the gathered data with every member of the group.

In addition to this predefined rules, each player can also bluff (spreading fake data) or create their own social network.

By trading and buying data, students learn that every personal information has a monetary value and that the power of a social network depends on the amount of data it has collected.