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[Guest Blog] Why I’m calling for a New Deal on Data

[Guest Blog] Why I’m calling for a New Deal on Data | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"a New Deal on Data
... The key to building this digital nervous system are ‘digital breadcrumbs’ that we all leave behind us as we move through the world – call records, credit card transactions, and GPS location fixes, among others. My research laboratory at MIT is finding that we can use these breadcrumbs to explain phenomena—financial crashes, political upsets, flu pandemics—that were previously mysterious. Going forward, data analytics can give us stable financial systems, functioning governments, efficient and affordable healthcare, and more

 

.... In short, to achieve the exciting possibilities of a data driven society, we require what I have called the New Deal on Data – workable guarantees that the data needed for public goods are readily available while, at the same time, protecting the citizenry. Maintaining protection of personal privacy and freedom is critical to the success of any society.

 

To help guarantee such individual freedoms, over the last five years I have helped curate a discussion among leading politicians, CEOs of multinational corporations and public advocacy groups around the world. The result is a New Deal on Data developing in the commerce regulations of the UK, EU, US, and other countries . These changes are beginning to give individuals unprecedented control over data that are about them while at the same time providing for increased transparency and insight in both the public and private spheres.

 

 In collaboration with Telefonica, I am helping to make the New Deal on Data a reality, through events such as Campus Party, where participants in the Datathon for Public Good will have the opportunity to explore the potential of open data, and in Living Laboratories, where researchers investigate how to deal with the sensitivities of collecting and using deeply personal data in real-world situations. For instance, the miData and Trento Living Labs are being used as pilots for the New Deal on Data and to discover new ways to give users control and use of their personal data."

 

from source: http://blog.digital.telefonica.com/

 

#BigData #Digital-Breadcrumbs #NewDealonData #NewDeal #Data #Telefonica #MIT #breadcrumbs #Open-Access #OA #Open-Data #Open-Scholarship

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This article shows how Big and Little Data can in aggregated, private form can be used to better understand trends in a variety of national and global interests. The premise is a combination of supporting privacy and the use of Open Data and Open Access content.

 

This is an activity that may prove to be a good model for Information, Computing, and Telecommunications technologies as we move forward.

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Open Access and scientific breakthroughs | Open Science

Open Access and scientific breakthroughs | Open Science | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
A few days ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article by Peter Suber and Darius Cuplinskas, daringly entitled “Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save Lives”. It relates the case of 15 year-old Jack ...
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This article is an fairly good explanation of the value of the content of the referenced article by Suber and Cuplinskas. The cited article can be found at:
http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Access-to-Research-Can/136065/ ;

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RCUK welcomes recommendations made by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on open access - RCUK

Research Councils UK (RCUK) welcomes the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report, The Implementation of Open Access, which has been published today.
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This article is evidence that the United Kingdom is taking seriously the need for Open Access. RCUK makes a brief but important response in this article.
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Image*After is a large online free photo collection | process.arts

Image*After is a large online free photo collection | process.arts | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial. - http://www.imageafter.com/index.php


Via Chris Follows
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People often are looling for visual materials to add to their online content. Here is a new resource that I have not be aware of before. It looks very good. Thanks to the folks who have created this resource.

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