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Frankfurt Big Data Lab | 10.14.15

Data for Humanity: An Open Letter

danah boyd, Claire Fontaine, Tricia Wang, Alissa Chisholm

D&S founder danah boyd, researchers Claire Fontaine and Alissa Chisholm, and affiliate Tricia Wang signed this petition from the Frankfurt Big Data Lab.

To bring people and institutions together who share the motivation to use Data for Common Good / human wellbeing

We encourage people and institutions who own and/or do work with data and who share the following principles to sign this letter of support.


1. Do not harm

2. Use data to help create peaceful coexistence

3. Use data to help vulnerable people and people in need

4. Use data to preserve and improve natural environment

5. Use data to help create a fair world without discrimination

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