Resources

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Research outputs from the Center take a variety of forms, including scholarly articles, book chapters, and blog posts. The Publication Series features a selected collection of open-access work from faculty, staff, fellows, and other members.

Click here to download the report This report – commissioned by the European AI Fund as part of its research programme on Tech and COVID – addresses a critical question: how have technology firms used the pandemic to expand their reach, change their business strategies and capture new public functions and market positions in Europe?…

Click here to download the full report This report – commissioned by the European AI Fund as part of its research programme on Tech and COVID – addresses a critical question: how have technology firms used the pandemic to expand their reach, change their business strategies and capture new public functions and market positions in Europe?…

About the project

Places and populations that were previously digitally invisible are now part of a ‘data revolution’ that is being hailed as a transformative tool for human and economic development. Yet this unprecedented expansion of the power to digitally monitor, sort, and intervene is not well connected to the idea of social justice, nor is there a clear concept of how broader access to the benefits of data technologies can be achieved without amplifying misrepresentation, discrimination, and power asymmetries.

We therefore need a new framework for data justice integrating data privacy, non-discrimination, and non-use of data technologies into the same framework as positive freedoms such as representation and access to data. This project will research the lived experience of data technologies in high- and low-income countries worldwide, seeking to understand people’s basic needs with regard to these technologies. We will also seek the perspectives of civil society organisations, technology companies, and policymakers.