Data detox kit

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The Data Detox Kit is an 8-day step-by-step guide on how to reduce data traces online. Each day has a different focus - from cleaning up your apps, to social media, to your phone's connectivity - informing you of the data processes, walking you through some changes you can make, and giving you a small challenge at the end of each day.

The Data Detox Kit was originally produced as a printed toolkit for The Glass Room NYC and was later adapted for the The Glass Room London, presented by Mozilla and curated by Tactical Tech.

In November 2017, alongside The Glass Room London, Tactical Tech launched the Data Detox Kit web app version, creating an easily accessible, interactive toolkit that can be shared far and wide. You can have a go here.

The Data Detox Kit in the press:

“It’s always nice to take away a little artifact from an exhibition, but in The Glass Room it serves as a reminder, a ticket to freedom and protection.” Glass Room Visitor blog

“I was dubious at first when I read about the Data Detox. It sounds like a guide to logging off, but as somebody whose job requires me to be online almost all of the time, that could be professional suicide. But that is not the aim of this eight-day programme; it’s more about exploring and tidying up your digital life.” Sophia Smith Galer, BBC Future

"Tactical Tech’s Data Detox is an 8-day cleanse with just a small daily time commitment. You’ll finish feeling refreshed and rejuvenated online and IRL." Mozilla Blog

“When Day 8 arrives I feel somewhat purged of my sins.” Dr. Timothy Revell, New Scientist (pay wall)