Parijat Chakrabarti

PC. Data colonialism

PC: One dominant frame/concern is that of Western/foreign intrusion-- “data colonialism.” Though I didn’t hear that term per se, the core idea was being tossed around… Do Kenyan’s own the...Read more

PC. Data ownership and copyright.

PC: Copyright as an issue came up. One major tension was around data ownership-- data localization was a key point that I picked up on. For example, if sensitive Kenyan data is stored on...Read more

PC. Digital open data runs risk of decontextualized interpretation of data

PC: Something that came up here in the “risks and benefits” discussion is how digitizing qualitative data opens up the risk of de-contextualized/flattened interpretation of data. Someone...Read more

PC. Preferential identities can marginalize others

PC: One take: “in digital spaces, you can be very invisible… an anonymous African researcher.” In this sense, greater connection flattens key aspects of one’s identity while boosting other...Read more

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