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Martin Parr

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Martin Parr
Martin ParrGODAN SecretariatUnited Kingdom

Jeni Tennison at the Open Data Institute also highlights practical and ethical issues around framing this as an ownership issue - she posits instead to quote the title of her article that 'taking control of data is about your rights, not owning it'   Tim Davies in his response the piece you cite above, Jeremy also says there are better ways of tackling misuse of personal insights and privacy than closing down data access due to 'ownership' He states: "Uses of data to abuse privacy, or to speculate and manipulate markets may be much better dealt with by regulations and prohibitions on those activities, rather than attempts to restrict the flow of data through assertions of data ownership". Better as you say to improve governance and embed ethical considerations when sharing and opening data; and to embed capacity development in interventions where technology and data is key. Our ethical frameworks and ways to govern what we have produced lag behind the technology but we can't put the genie back in the bottle.

Martin Parr
Martin ParrGODAN SecretariatUnited Kingdom

Since the first joint publication with ODI highlighted those case studies we have published two compilation booklets which build on them. They are available to download here:

GODAN Success Stories Issue 1

http://www.godan.info/documents/godan-success-stories-issue-2