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During this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted Wednesday, December 9, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST, panelists will highlight crucial next steps that must be taken in 2021 to advance more inclusive and participatory ways to employ data for good.
These include community approaches to oversee how data is used to benefit people, as well as data trusts (also known as data commons or data cooperatives). Data trusts represent legal, technology-enabled constructs that allow for more equitable ways of sharing the profits of data among different stakeholders, transforming the data economy from something that happens “to people” towards a collaborative effort “with people”. These new efforts in data governance and trust must be tailored to specific community and regional needs to avoid a “one size fits all” approach, and must involve multiple sectors to be successful.
Join us for another lively discussion as we consider how the world is changing and how we each can be a part of the #GoodTechChoices needed to rebuild a better world together.
Vice President, Data and Insights
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
President, General Counsel
David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Transcript Jun 23, 2021
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By Atlantic Council
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By Matthew Gavieta
As workers around the world adapted to a new normal amid a public health crisis, remote work took on a new meaning. However, questions about how to structure long-term telework arrangements remain. The current landscape of data reveals a tenuous relationship between well-being and telework. To secure a brighter future for our labor force, we must continue developing worker-centered technology policy and doing research on how to improve life at work.
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The time for US immigration reform is now
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