How should data technologies be governed on the global level? What kind of debate can we have across borders and cultures about datafication, and what kind of debate do we need? Data markets, apps, and technology firms are global, but the systems we have to control them are local. People worldwide are developing strategies to align the way datafication develops with their needs and protect themselves from its negative impacts.

The Global Data Justice project focuses on the diverse debates and processes occurring around data governance in different regions, to draw out overarching principles and needs that can push data technologies’ governance in the direction of social justice.

The project is based at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society in the Netherlands, and has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement n° 757247). The ERC project is complemented by parallel contributions from Luminate to increase the policy impact of the research findings and the European AI Fund to investigate the technology sector during the pandemic.

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