Seminar: The political economy of health data: infrastructures, flows and power

Dear collegaues,

August 24, 2020, Klaus Hoeyer (University of Copenhagen) and Alan Petersen (Monash University) will be hosting a seminar with a great list of prominent experts on the political economy of health data. Please save the date if you are interested in these issues!

With pervasive digitalization of everyday activities, our social, professional and political life now unfold under new conditions. All forms of digitally mediated activity potentially generate data and that data can be exchanged on the platforms facilitating the activity. It has led some scholars to talk about the emergence of a platform society. The platform society potentially transgresses national boundaries and create new global data flows – but not all data flow freely, and different national and supranational regimes are emerging and they demarcate data use differently. If the Internet was once said to make all information equally accessible for all, we today know that new forms of data divides are developing. As data gain commercial value, they become guarded by trade secrets and both commercial, political and national security interests generate new divisions between those with access and those without. Read more about the seminar here