European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): Interview by Roberto V. Zicari with Giovanni Buttarelli, Head of the EDPS

Big Data and AI: Allies or enemies to data ethics? Roberto V. Zicari interviewed Giovanni Buttarelli, Head of the EDPS. This interview was a really interesting input regarding (big) data protection across Europe. The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority and EU institution that monitors the processing of personal data by …

Open data: empowering citizens and governments for attaining sustainable development

Open Data: as pure as the driven snow… Open Data (OD) is data freely available for anyone to use for any purpose. Such data may come from social media, private companies, NGOs, and government databases and agencies, and can be used to a) foster economic growth, b) boost jobs market, …

Big Data for social change in the developing world: transparency and ethical challenges

Big Data strategies in developing countries Practical applications of Big Data strategies could be achieved through a robust public-private sector collaboration, and include, among others, mobilizing data to deal with the consequences of natural disasters and epidemics. Customizing data sharing and data personalization options, performing financial transactions, open data to …

Can Big Data combat world hunger or is it just ‘food for thought?

Can Big Data combat world hunger or is it just ‘food for thought?’ In 2015, the UN adopted seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming at an inclusive and participatory development. SDG 2 refers specifically to the elimination of world hunger, taking into account that about 10% of the world population …

The impact of Data Colonialism on the Global South

Reinventing colonialism… Undoubtedly, the disguised power of digital (Big) data today [1] is inevitably associated to the evolution of capitalism, mostly because data extraction and data processing comprise the basis for the formulation of multiple colonial modes of exploitation. These new dynamic colonial ‘states’ are constantly fed with all and …