Data is changing how we live and engage with and within our societies and our economies. As our digital footprints grow, how do we re-imagine ourselves in the digital world? How can we be supported to determine ourselves in our data-driven spaces?
In the context of data access and protection, emerging debates about autonomy and communal responsibility highlight a pressing imperative to re-imagine "the self" in digital spaces.
The Berkman Klein Center is a founding partner in the International Digital Self-Determination Network, a collaboration that is defining the concept of digital self-determination and working to ensure that people everywhere are legally, socially, and technically empowered to participate in the digitally connected world.
Each network member is developing a use case on digital self-determination in a different sector, from finance to migration to tourism. BKC's efforts, led by Lis Sylvan and Sandra Cortesi, focus on digital self-determination for students and educators in school environments.