As data value chains become more ubiquitous, there is a need to unlock data for public purposes and reimagine its governance – to release it from the ill-negotiated monopolies, create societal impact, and empower individuals and communities. Data must be made accessible - to drive innovative, responsive policy solutions and drive the innovation of intelligent products – without compromising individual and community rights, agency, or security.
This balance of societal good, market innovation, and digital rights is at the core of data stewardship apparatuses that are equitable, accountable, and just.
Deep dive into different sectors to assess the applicability of stewardship and surface use-cases. Analyse design choices for responsible stewardship of data.
Disseminate and socialise research to build a common understanding of the need and value of data stewardship
Bring together key stakeholders to share learnings and triangulate solutions toward data stewardship
Establish partnerships to collaboratively pilot and test what it would take to build a steward, assessing best practices and standards
The Lab adopts a problem-led approach and brings together practitioners, technologists, policymakers, civil society and industry thought leaders - to fuel an engine of implementable policy research and unbundle:
What does an equitable data economy looks like?
How can these models be sustainably operated and scaled?
How can we reimagine the role of individuals, communities, and stewards in the data economy?
How can we embed better consent and collection mechanisms within the data value chain?
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Emerging policies in India have brought important questions to the fore about collective value, rights & access to data. These questions and their framing are unpacked over the course of this discussion.
What does it take to build decentralised data governance through community action? This discussion aimed to draw lessons from experts and organisations re-imagining and re-negotiating data rights.
Data can be a powerful tool if collected and shared responsibly and ethically. In this discussion we explore frameworks for data governance that can empower and protect migrant workers in India.