Lea Gimpel

Talking about Big Data: The Challenge of Privacy & Data Protection in International Development

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Data sovereignty vs. data protection

Privacy is a fundamental human right recognized in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. In an ever more connected and digitalized world, international development organizations need to make sure that data protection is a core component in the project planning and implementing process based on the principle of “privacy by design”. However, considering the advance of big data, we also need to discuss standards for an ethical use of data beyond personal data.

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