Parminder Jeet Singh was invited to take part in a panel to discuss ‘If Sharing is Caring, How Can Policymakers Incentivize Data Sharing? The EU and India Have Some Ideas’. The discussion was organized by Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub on 6 December at 10 AM EST/8.30 PM IST.
Researchers have shown that increased data sharing could jumpstart growth, stimulate innovation, help mitigate wicked problems, improve public service delivery, and create new pathways for individuals and companies around the world to prosper. However, the public and private entities that control large troves of personal and proprietary data are not incentivized to share this data. However, some governments are forging ahead with steps to encourage, and in some cases even mandate, data sharing among societal entities. Policymakers in the EU and India have proposed frameworks requiring firms to share some of their data under certain conditions. During the panel discussion, the speakers looked at how these frameworks intend to tackle the challenges of today’s data economy, where they fall short, and the direction data sharing policymaking might be headed worldwide.
Besides Parminder, Zuzanna Warso, Director of Research, Open Future took part in the discussion. The session was moderated by Adam Zable, Director of Emerging Technology, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub.
Watch the recording of the event here.