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Research Project

Government Data Markets: Mapping and Evaluating Problems in Intergovernmental Data Flows

2023 – 2024
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Myriam Thyes, Four Spaces with Planes, Circles, and Cross (2017). Via Creative Commons.

Key Question

Project Summary

Every day, a vast amount of sensitive personal data flows across governments without individuals’ awareness or consent. The research team on this project will identify the risks to citizens of oversharing their data and ask what technical and legal instruments could be implemented to reduce such risks.

Research Team

Bridget Fahey

Bridget Fahey

Assistant Professor of Law

University of Chicago

Bridget Fahey’s research focuses on the theory and practice of American federalism, especially how our domestic governments interact in unexpected ways and use unorthodox legal tools to structure their complex joint projects. Fahey received a BA in Political Science from the University of...

Raul Castro Fernandez

Raul Castro Fernandez

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Chicago

Raul Castro Fernandez is interested in the economics and value of data. The goal of his research is to understand how to make the best use of data possible. For that, he often builds systems to share, discover, prepare, integrate, and process data, often using techniques from data management,...

Project Narrative

Reading List

Bridget Fahey

Data Federalism Harvard Law Review 135 (no. 4), 1007 Read

Siyuan Xia et al.

Data Station: Delegated, Trustworthy, and Auditable Computation to Enable Data-Sharing Consortia with a Data Escrow Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 15, No. 11 Read

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