DDDC-Sharing Cities Summit
Ideas for Change
Polito - Politecnico di Torino
Free Knowledge Institute
Open Data Institute
Remix the Commons
DDDC has entered is second phase. Based on the diagnoses made on the digital society in the first phase, we open a space for alternative and common proposals to the current situation of data extraction and concentration.
The meeting will take place at the Sharing Cities Summit and will be divided into a talk and four group work sessions, one for each of the axes of the pilot Digital Democracy and Common Data: legal, economic, governance, experimental.
We live in a new digital economy, various defined as surveillance or data capitalism, where individual and collective data has become a key resource in the production of wealth. However, the economic value and social power resulting from its extraction, processing and use to influence social processes are controlled by a few companies, whose actions are having a growing array of consequences in the social, political, economic, labor and cultural fields.
As citizens, have we no alternative but to accept this regime of wealth accumulation, growing social control and increasing inequalities? Digital Democracy and Data Commons (DDDC) is an initiative to deliberate and construct alternative and more democratic forms of data governance, which will allow citizens to take back control over their personal data in the digital society and economy.
As part of an open participatory process that will end in April 2019, Tecnopolítica IN3/UOC & Dimmons IN3/UOC dynamised a workshop held on Wednesday 14 November from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Sharing Cities Summit. The workshop was based on a series of diagnoses that were carried out in a first kick off pilot presentation workshop in the fields of data economy, governance and regulation, with the aim of imagining possible proposals to move towards a society where citizens can control what, how and who manages and generates value from the exploitation of their data.
The workshop aims are to obtain action proposals based on each of the scenarios and paradigms presented and problems diagnosed in the previous workshop that that us to move towards a digital society where citizens have greater control over their data and a digital economy in which data commons are the dominant paradigm. During this workshop 64 proposals were collected. In the next phases this proposals will be voted, discussed and signed.