PTW 2016 presents
The Intersection of Poverty and Data: How Big and Open Data Helps and Harms People in Poverty
Big data and open data have immense potential to help the poor by democratizing information, targeting vital services such as healthcare and public benefits, and helping advocates tackle problems more systemically. Told through the eyes of legal aid lawyers, academics, advocates, and others who regularly see the impact of big and open data, this symposium explores the current ways that big and open data are being used to target and harm the poor, how those in the legal world are using data to have a positive impact on low-income communities, and a vision for the future all are included in the benefits of big and open data, regardless of income.
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