ResourceMarch 17 2014

Primer: Data Supply Chains

Tamara Kneese,
Alex Rosenblat,
danah boyd

As data moves between actors and organizations, what emerges is a data supply chain. Unlike manufacturing supply chains, transferred data is often duplicated in the process, challenging the essence of ownership. What does ethical data labor look like? How are the various stakeholders held accountable for being good data guardians? What does clean data transfer look like? What kinds of best practices can business and government put into place? What upstream rights to data providers have over downstream commercialization of their data?

This document is a workshop primer from The Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data”.