Data pervades nearly every aspect of our lives. But as data-driven technologies like AI become more sophisticated, the risk of data misuse and privacy abuse increases exponentially. Policymakers, technologists and civil society are calling for appropriate data governance mechanisms that enable societies to leverage the opportunities of data while respecting fundamental human rights.
“All algorithms are biased because data is in itself biased and the criteria used in algorithms are culturally defined, so bias is being embedded…”
As the number of data breaches and privacy abuse scandals has grown, so has the proliferation of data ethics codes and declarations. But what kind of data governance tools and solutions can help transform ethical principles into practice?