Citizens’ perceptions on novel personal information management systems: towards the emergence of a data common? Data and the common 2022

  • Haleh Asgarinia (Panel member)
  • Andrés Chomczyk Penedo (Panel member)
  • Beatriz Esteves (Panel member)
  • Blessing Mutiro (Panel member)
  • Dave Lewis (Panel member)

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Most of the existing regulatory framework on personal data, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is structured around individuals and their control over data. However, emerging technologies, particularly those based in data sharing intensive practices, pose a challenge to individuals given the power asymmetry between them and the platforms that operate such activities (van Dijck, 2021). As a response, certain regulatory initiatives have emerged to introduce new data governance schemes, such as the Data Governance Act (DGA), in the form of data cooperatives, intermediation services, or data altruism organizations (Craglia et. al, 2021). Such mechanisms evolve with the goal of returning power to data subjects by granting them democratic control over their personal data and choose to pool their rights over their data. To do this, data co-operatives play the role of trustees and manage data on behalf of data subjects. Therefore, data subjects retain democratic control over their data once they respond to the question of who they should trust with their data. To answer this question, we have followed a citizens’ science methodology around the notions of self-control over personal data, through decentralised personal data stores, or pods, and sharing such control within the family context.
Period3 Mar 20224 Mar 2022
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational