Well what a great first debate on the interesting article Why Privacy Matters even if You have Nothing to Hide. I think we can all agree that the outcome and winners of the argument were those for the fact that privacy is highly important to us  even if we have nothing to hide – and this probably was the easier to argue than against this principle. This is interesting however as your privacy continues to be eroded day – by – day by governments and organisations around the world? Interesting contradiction…

Below are the brief comments I made regarding each team – and then the final grades for each of the four criteria :-

Team 1 – KIKI, BAMBOOZLE and JJKAY

Criteria 1 – Use of ITGS and terminology (4/5)

Excellent use on address – good arguments and examples/facts

Criteria 2 – Ability to communicate using examples (4/5)

Many examples used throughout to back up arguments

Criteria 3 – Counter Arguments (4/5)

Two interesting arguments – cultural/ over time things change – addressing the Not to Hide Issue used IT terms…

Criteria 4 – Original Address (4/5)

Well constructed arguments – less cohesive communication – poor ending no summing up of arguments

Team 2 – KING MAVERICK, FINAL PRISON FISH, SPAZ and RABBIT_EATER

Criteria 1 – Use of ITGS and terminology (3/5)

Low on address, some use of IT terms in questions and arguments

Criteria 2 – Ability to communicate using examples (4/5)

Criteria 3 – Counter Arguments (2/5)

Off course – is this rebuttal re “Nothing to Hide” Argument? Stuck for answers in some areas due to comprehensive examples arguments from other side

Criteria 4 – Original Address (4/5)

Passionate and well communicated – good use of one main example – however Google quote and policies not analysed

FINAL RESULTS

So Team 1 received 16 points compared to Team 2’s 13 points. Congratulations Team 1 for a great first debate – note we will be having many more of these to sharpen your skills for producing convincing and well supported arguments for your long answer exam questions.

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