Data and data practices are central to digital transformation. From pandemic dashboards to artificial intelligence, the production, management and use of data plays a critical role in building an open, safe and fair digital future. Yet, far too many data systems continue to exacerbate unequal power dynamics, exploit personal data for profit or political gain, and reinforce structural inequalities. This must change – and an opportunity to do so lies within the UN Secretary-General’s call for a Global Digital Compact.

Join us on February 7th for an interactive, virtual meeting to discuss how data values and fair and equitable data practices can and should be placed at the heart of the UN Global Digital Compact. This discussion will focus on a few key areas identified in the Digital Compact consultation: data protection, applying human rights online, and promoting regulation of artificial intelligence. During the meeting, the Data Values community will unpack questions such as: 

  • How do we ensure inclusive, fair and well-governed data systems drive digital transformation? 
  • What core principles should all governments, companies, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders adhere to?
  • What are key actions and commitments to bring about these specific principles?

Insights shared through this meeting will be submitted to the open consultation for the Global Digital Compact as the product of a Data Values community input. We encourage you to come with your ideas, questions, and thoughts on how data values can shape the UN Global Digital Compact, and digital transformation and cooperation more broadly. 

Schedule (EST) 

  • 8:00 AM: Program begins 
  • 8:10 AM: In conversation with Jenna Slotin, Carly Kind, and Amandeep Gill 
  • 8:40 AM: Community consultation & discussion 
  • 9:10 AM: Community shareback & reflections
  • 9:25 AM: Data Values Campaign updates and wrap up

Amandeep Singh Gill

UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology

Jenna Slotin

Senior Director of Policy
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Carly Kind

Ada Lovelace Institute
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Yazid Mikail

Data Values Advocate
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Daniel Carranza

Data Values Advocate