Perhaps people will now wake up to reality that data is people. And people will die because of the data we collect.
From the Blog on data governance
The vaccine passports can help societies ‘open up’ again, but this only works if the vaccines are freely available and equally available. This is not the case.
Most international NGOs treat the data about those who donate to them differently to the data of those they seek to serve. Is this racist?
Deleting data after the purpose for which it was collected is fulfilled is one of the hardest actions to execute in data governance.
The challenge of the long tail of data and technology is often caused by speculation and scope creep – these sit within the circles of complexity and power.
Government, organisation, and company policies change. They must. How they change can either build or erode trust. Surprising and sudden u-turns erode trust.
Data governance may not bring us poster child or celebrity status, but it is the issue to address in all our digital transformation work. It’s hard to imagine more important work in our day
Harm created by data sticking around is no longer just unfortunate. We know better. It is time governance is taken seriously. A stick is never just a stick.
We forget to or justify not deleting data. We need independent bodies with teeth to help us avoid making charcoal, when we were going for succulence.