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Thursday, September 5 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Digital Supply Chains and Data Trusts: Applied Data Governance in International Development

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Whether it's WFP's biometric standoff in Yemen, the repatriation of Rohingya data without the Rohingya, or the use of alternative and social credit scoring, it's clear that data governance is a development issue. As technology rights advocates are fond of saying, "digital rights are human rights," - but, often without the governance structures to make them accessible and practical. Data governance is an emerging field of practice, focused on building participation structures that realize the rights and principles digital advocates struggle to achieve through more traditional legal tools. This session will explain applied data governance in international development, with a focus on digital supply chains and data trusts - two practical approaches to help organizations get started.

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Sean McDonald

Co-Founder, Digital Public
Sean McDonald is a co-founder of Digital Public, a public interest data governance firm. Digital Public pioneered Civic Data Trusts – legal frameworks that enable groups to build fiduciary, purpose-driven management of the rights to data, code, and other digital assets. He's also... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Balcony D FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

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