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Who benefits from data for good?

Aronczyk, Melissa and Espinoza, Maria Isabel (2021) Who benefits from data for good? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The central proposition of ‘data for good’ is that corporations should publicly share data sets derived from their business activities across various areas of the economy to improve and guide policymaking. Based on their study of contributors to the Big Data for Climate Action initiative, Maria Isabel Espinoza and Melissa Aronczyk, argue that whilst these initiatives may hold some public benefits, they also serve a political purpose to normalise and neutralise public concerns over mass data collection and subtly shift the focus on global challenges towards questions and solutions for which the answer is always more data collection.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 13:00
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111341

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