These case studies were originally published on the Internet Governance blog of the Centre for Internet and Society’s website.
This research seeks to understand the most effective way of researching Big Data in the Global South. Towards this goal, the research planned for the development of a Global South big data Research Network that identifies the potential opportunities and harms of big data in the Global South and possible policy solutions and interventions. The research was for a duration of 12 months and in form of an exploratory study which sought to understand the potential opportunity and harm of big data as well as to identify best practices and relevant policy recommendations. Each case study has been chosen based on the use of big data in the area and the opportunity that is present for policy recommendation and reform. Each case study will seek to answer a similar set of questions to allow for analysis across case studies.
Read the full report here.