Data ethics and the challenge of digital privacy
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 organisations are calling for appropriate data governance mechanisms that enable societies to leverage the opportunities of data while respecting fundamental human rights
Why it matters
When it comes to the idea of privacy,
critics argue for a need to think far beyond
the traditional notions of access and
consent to consider how data driven
technology impacts our autonomy,
power and individual agency.
Data breaches and privacy abuse scandals
over the past five years have raised
unprecedented awareness among citizens,
who are consequently starting to ask what
data they are giving away and how it affects them.