In Episode 2, Beverley Hatcher-Mbu and special guests Natalia Carfi, Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, and Swee Leng Harris, Director of Luminate Strategic Initiatives, discuss open data and data protection. They parse out various challenges, risks, and strengths within both fields. They also discuss ongoing and upcoming trends within open data and data protection and the opportunities these trends offer to those who are seeking the benefits data can afford while ensuring human rights are not violated with this data use.
Read the transcript here.
Related links from the conversation:
- ODI newsletter
- Data for Development blog
- Responsible Data mailing group
- Ada Lovelace Institute
- Africa Open Data Network
- An Ugly Truth at the Moment
- Big Tech podcast
- Braiding Sweetgrass
Special thanks to Mark Hatcher for our theme music. You can find Mark on social media at @markdhatcher.
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