On the perils of making private data into a public good

Aral Balkan’s response to Mariana Mazzucato’s article in MIT Tech Review titled “Let’s make private data into a public good”

Let’s not. You cannot base a public good on a normalised systemic violation of human rights.

What are your thoughts?

This reminds me of what Nandan Nilekani said about Aadhar data being something an individual can sell to obtain a loan of Rs. 40,000 or something like that.

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Evgeny Morozov’s Article on public vs private ownership of data.