The Ethical Imperative to Identify and Address Data and Intelligence Asymmetries
It is no secret that data access is fundamentally linked to economic opportunity, improved governance, better science and citizen empowerment. Consequently, it can be argued that one of the most urgent ethical challenges of our era is the need to address data and information asymmetries—and their resulting inequalities of political and economic power.
We are very excited to have Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder and Director, Data Program of the Governance Laboratory. He has been working on a new approach to this problem and in this talk he will share his insights and suggestions on the matter.
Join him to discuss how society and policymakers lag in their understanding of the underlying issue when it comes to data and information asymmetries; Just what are data asymmetries? How do data asymmetries accelerate information and other asymmetries? and much more.
About Stefaan G. Verhulst
Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Director, Data Program of the Governance Laboratory (The GovLab), an action research center focused on improving governance using advances in science and technology - including data and collective intelligence.
He is also, among other positions and affiliations, the Editor-in-Chief of Data & Policy, an open access journal by Cambridge University Press; the research director of the MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance; Chair of the Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef; and a member of the High-Level Expert Group to the European Commission on Business-to-Government Data Sharing.