Data Philanthropy

Data philanthropy is a kind of strategic partnership between private and public sector in which private companies donate data as a valuable resource for public benefit, i.e. for humanitarian, corporate, human rights, and academic use. [1]
However, there are numerous challenges to be mastered, such as competing tensions on data control and ownership, personal data protection and the lack of adequate frameworks for coordination and governance. [2]

 

[1]    Kirkpatrick, R. (2013), A new type of philanthropy: donating data, https://hbr.org/2013/03/a-new-type-of-philanthropy-don, retrieved February 12, 2018.
[2]    Taddeo, M. (2017), Data Philanthropy and Individual Rights, Minds and Machines, 27(1), 1-5.
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