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Corporations and governments hold the most power over today’s data economy. It’s time to reimagine how we think and talk about data, activate a more equitable data economy and responsibly unlock data’s value for all.
Globally, over 5 billion people (63%) are connected to the internet, spend 7 hours on average daily on the internet, and 9 out of every 10 internet users are on social media.
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Roughly eight-in-ten adults said they were at least somewhat concerned about how companies were using the data collected about them, according to the June 2019 survey.
New uses of big data can result in targeting vulnerable people, discrimination, security breaches, political manipulation, and a higher social and financial cost for everyone. Today, for example, minority neighborhoods pay 30% more for car insurance than white neighborhoods with the same risk levels.
Learn more about our expert reviewers for the Future of Data Challenge. More judges will be announced in the coming weeks.