This community call was dedicated to cooperative structures that enable their members to create open data, track their data and help pooling data. Data coops might become a key factor in leveraging the power dynamics between people producing data and organizations using or exploiting data.
After a brief intro into the emerging field of data coops, we whave presented a concrete showcase that is currently emerging in Berlin: polypoly is a data cooperative that allows their members to know who has access to their data. Members can determine who may see their information and they can choose to delete what they decide to keep private. polypoly’s goal is to support their members in reclaiming their data from the online monopolies.
We have heard from Laird Brown and Christian Buggedei, members of polypoly’s core team, what the cooperative has in store for people who seek more privacy and control over their data. They gave us an excellent presentation about the complex, yet highly interesting realm of data coops.
Participants have been invited to ask questions and to figure out in what way your own work structures might benefit from a data pool like the one of polypoly. Thanks to Christian and Laird from polypoly and everyone who participated – this was a great call!