27 Nov 2018
Data is big business. An article from May 2017 in The Economist described the dependency of the global economy on data flows. Whether these are being used to develop A.I., improve manufacture, enhance medical research, reveal individual consumer preferences or are applied, as they are, in every other walk of life, they "…have created new infrastructure, new businesses, new monopolies, new politics and—crucially—new economics…" . Increasingly questions arise as to who owns the databases that hold the data and who can use it.