What is Data Democracy?
We live in an era where communities can interact with data in ways that were impossible to imagine just a few decades ago. There are many public benefits from accumulating, federating (i.e. making it available) and aggregating data, but the use of data by both governments and private institutes has become highly controversial. This raises important questions about access, rights and community interest in the new digital and geospatial age.
The term ‘data democracy’ describes the concept of an ideal system in which we can all access available data in a timely and equitable way.
Watch the Documentary
Data Democracy Documentary (13:12)
Data experts; Dr Gillian Sparkes, Professor Richard Sinnott, George Fong, Paul Box, and Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus, discuss the key concepts of Data Democracy.
- Extended FAQs - This series of short films asks leading experts to explain the key concepts of Data Democracy.
- Meet the cast and listen to the interviews - Read about the speakers in this documentary and hear the full interviews by playing or downloading the podcasts.
- Read the Essay - Read our essay on Data Democracy.