In today’s datafied society, everyday activities – from mobile banking to online communications – generate massive amounts of digital data. How and why this data is collected, and its implications on users, require a critical look into the power dynamics behind the process.
Data justice interrogates the forces that impact the production and use of digital data, particularly focusing on questions of fairness in the way people are made visible and represented in the process. There is a need, however, to fill the gap in data justice research and ensure the inclusion of perspectives from unheard or underrepresented voices.
In this video, EngageMedia looks into the different ways civil society, technology groups, and affected communities in Indonesia and the Philippines understand the concept of data justice, as informed by their lived experiences. This video draws from the report “The Techno-politics of Data Justice in Indonesia and the Philippines”, produced by EngageMedia in partnership with research consultant Dr Diani Citra.
EngageMedia’s research is part of the Advancing Data Justice Research and Practice project, a collaboration between the Alan Turing Institute, the Global Partnership on AI, and communities across the globe.
It is also part of EngageMedia’s larger work documenting the uses and problems of artificial intelligence in Southeast Asia.