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Futures of Data Ownership: Defining Data Policies in Canadian Context

Soneji, Vinit (2023) Futures of Data Ownership: Defining Data Policies in Canadian Context. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Soneji, Vinit

The importance of data is increasing along with its inflation in our world today. In today's world, data is becoming the primary source for innovation, knowledge, insight, and a competitive and financial advantage in the race of information procurement. This interest in acquiring and exploiting data and the current concerns regarding the privacy and security of information raises the question of who should own the data and how policies can preserve data ownership. There is a growing awareness that companies benefit disproportionately from collecting and selling personal information, driving the desire for greater individual control of personal data. As technology progresses exponentially, there is a dire need to regulate Tech organizations.

With the increasing use of personal data by tech companies, data privacy and ownership concerns have become more significant in today's society. Although governments worldwide have introduced privacy regulations to protect citizens' data, there is still a need for policies and legislation that safeguard citizens' rights, allow consumers to control their data, and implement strict measures in case of data breaches or violation of data rights.

The research project "Futures of Data Ownership - Informing Data Policies in Canadian Context" aims to explore emerging technological shifts and promote ethical use and data protection by developing data policies that consider the Canadian context. The research will employ primary and secondary research methods, including horizon scanning, semi-structured interviews, and a literature review, to inform policy and strategy development. In conclusion, the research project informs potential policies and legislation that regulate tech organizations and protect data ownership, ensuring a secure and trustworthy digital future for all.

Date: 1 May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data privacy, data ownership, data governance, surveillance capitalism, data rights, personal data, stakeholder mapping, horizon scan
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 04 May 2023 18:52
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 18:52
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4067

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