Small Data and Sustainable Development: Individuals at the Center of Data-Driven Societies

Thinyane, Mamello, "Small Data and Sustainable Development: Individuals at the Center of Data-Driven Societies" ITU Kaleidoscope 2017 - Challenges for a data-driven society, Nanjing, 2017/11/27-29.

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    Author Thinyane, Mamello
    Title Small Data and Sustainable Development: Individuals at the Center of Data-Driven Societies
    Event Series ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference
    Publication Date 2017-11-29
    Place of Publication Geneva
    Publisher ITU
    Pages 79-86
    Title of Event ITU Kaleidoscope 2017 - Challenges for a data-driven society
    Date of Event 2017/11/27-29
    Place of Event Nanjing
    Language eng
    Abstract At the centre of data-driven societies are individuals and end-users who not only generate data, but also benefit from the outcomes of the data-driven development. Extensive work has been undertaken to understand and explore the challenges and potential impact of data, in particular Big Data, for the private as well as the public sectors. Similarly work has been undertaken within the domains of Personal Informatics and life-logging, which has investigated the role of data, and specifically personal physical activity and health data towards improving the wellbeing of individuals. In this research we investigate the engagement of individuals in the use of data towards the achievement of the sustainable development imperatives as articulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The paper presents: the awareness levels of the participants with regards to the Sustainable Development Goals; their attitudes and perceptions around monitoring of social indicators; key considerations associated with data ownership, privacy and confidentiality of data, as well as sharing of data within the data ecosystem. The paper subsequently discusses how these findings could inform the implementation of small data tools to support the active engagement of individuals in data-driven societies.
    UNBIS Thesaurus SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    Keyword Small data
    Data driven development
    Copyright Holder ITU
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789261243012
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