What is Data in this Brave New World?

IndraStra Global Vol. 04, Issue No: 03 (2018)

5 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2018

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P. Arun

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Date Written: January 17, 2018

Abstract

During last year, there had been a whirlwind of events such as– digitalization of society be it in governance (e.g. Aadhaar) or even our daily mundane lives (e.g. cashless payments), debates surrounding net-neutrality, ransomware attacks, data breaches and numerous other privacy or surveillance issues. All of them reveal two important aspects of being linked together in a common thread. Firstly, humans are getting smarter through advanced technology, as they are living in an age of information. In this age data is not merely a piece of information, rather it is equivalent to an ‘economic good’ or ‘commodity’ and even regarded as an ‘asset.’ It consequently lends the second aspect – as for how our lives in a cyberspace are stretched, intensified and speeding up under globalization where effects over one part of the world are quite visible in another part of the world.

Suggested Citation

Arun, P., What is Data in this Brave New World? (January 17, 2018). IndraStra Global Vol. 04, Issue No: 03 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3133886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3133886

P. Arun (Contact Author)

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi ( email )

India

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