6 Moving from Open Data to Our Data

This chapter covers

  • Moving from data as a closed monopoly controlled by companies to an open ecosystem controlled by individuals
  • The laws in place and legislation in process to govern and enable active control and management of data by groups and individuals
  • New organizations to manage Open Data/Our Data, including data pools, data commons, and data exchanges
  • The creation of data intermediaries as an interface for individuals to manage Our Data

This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Well, how did I get here?1 

—David Byrne

We have been discussing several historical and current contextual elements that surround data, including legal and psychological issues, corporate misuse, and ill-defined ...

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