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How can Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) be promoted and mainstreamed within open data movements?
Author: OD Mekong
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Publisher: OD Mekong & CIRUM
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Summary:

Considering Indigenous rights in the open data and technology space is a relatively new concept. Called “Indigenous Data Sovereignty” (IDS), it is defined as “the right of Indigenous peoples to govern the collection, ownership, and application of data about Indigenous communities, peoples, lands, and resources”, regardless of where the data is held or by whom. By default, this broad and all-encompassing framework bucks fundamental concepts of open data, and asks traditional open data practitioners to critically consider how open data can be used as a tool of transparency that also upholds equal rights for all.¹

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