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Public Seminar Journal
When COVID-19 hit populations worldwide, it became clear how deeply data practices are connected to democracy. One recent report, for instance, found a ‘data divide’ highlighting inequalities in access, knowledge, and awareness of digital health technologies used in the pandemic. The long-researched ‘digital divide’ is also a ‘data divide.’
In response to unjust data practices, we propose that the economic resource of data should be organized locally through data cooperatives.