Distributed architectures for data sovereingty: DDDC pilot kick off.
Ideas for change
The kick off workshop of the Digital Democracy and Data Commons (DDDC) pilot will take place on October 18th, in the context of the event “Digital Cities, Digital Freedoms: Digital Commons, Ethical Standards and Free Software for Cities”, at Fabra i Coats.
As you know, this is the first step of a 6 month long deliberative, participatory process on data regulation, governance and economics, oriented to think about and test tools that will help citizens to take back control over their personal data in the digital society.
This first workshop will consist in a collaborative diagnosis session in three specific areas: data governance, economics, and regulation. The results will be integrated into a transdisciplinary and collaborative discussion process that will result (among other things) in a DECODE participatory manifesto. If you want more details about the paper and get your name included among the participants, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The workshop was a collaborative diagnosis session within the Digital Democracy and Data Commons pilot. It served as an initial discovery and diagnosis phase for an online-offline process that will last until April 1st, as well as for related sessions at the Sharing Cities Summit and beyond.
The main aim was to elaborate a collaborative diagnostic around problematics in three specific areas (which also will help to articulate debates in the DDDC website): data governance, data economics, and data regulations. This diagnostic will be the first element of a transdisciplinary and collaborative research process that will result (among other things) in a DECODE participatory manifesto.
For this, the setting of the session consisted in an open space with three main tracks or areas of interest on dedicated tables. For each topic, the state of the art was reflected on topic cards, summarised in a way that DECODE experts guided participants through it. For example, in the case of the economic track, DECODE experts provided a summary of the existing paradigms and problems around the data economy, from the corporate data extractivism typical of Facebook to the public open data or the data commons paradigms. Then, participants were able to first identify additional issues or missing areas in the structural/paradigmatic map presented by the DECODE experts.
Then, the main interaction of the session was for participants to identify (and cluster around each of those paradigms) both challenges and opportunities they considered relevant (via sticky notes of different colours). In this way, at the end of the session we had a preliminary map of the state of the art and some relevant issues to work on later in the participatory process, online or offline.
Participants are invited to follow up the discussions and process via the DDDC online platform joining the designated survey and participation process defined there. Additionally, the concrete schedule of specific sessions for each of the 4 topics during the Sharing Cities event (12-15 November) will be presented as follow up session with interested participants, but also open to visitors of the Smart City Expo during those days.