Should data be classified as a human right? And should we be compensated for it?

January 24, 2019

 

 

Musician and songwriter will.i.am thinks that data should be classified as a human right, and that we should be compensated for it.

 

Wait, what?

 

The Economist has a fascinating article about how data should be used. He says:

 

"The data itself should be treated like property and people should be fairly compensated for it."

 

That is a very interesting perspective. How that actually works in practice is an open question. But something worth thinking about.

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