From philosophical, grandious issus to small, localised customisation concerns, there are plenty of concerns ahead of any Magna Carta for data, explains Maynooth University’s Professor Rob Kitchin.
Author of The Data Revolution, Kitchin details a plethora of aspects of online life that we need to take into consideration before anyone can put pen to paper on a set of rules and regulations.
“This boils down to more than just privacy and security,” he explains.
Issues around ownership and control, the buying and selling of data, provenance, surveillance and general acceptance of app requirements muddy the waters somewhat.
“This discussion is worthwhile, but it isn’t the panacea for the topic.”
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Words by Gordon Hunt