Our data our selves

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Data about individuals and communities are collected, stored and analysed at unparalleled rates and shared across states and corporations without our knowledge or consent. This process reduces individuals and communities to aggregated profiles which can be mined for purposes outside our control. How can we navigate politics when our data are being manipulated at every digital turn by technology companies and government entities all vying for our engagement?

Our Data Our Selves is a multi-faceted initiative that exposes the political consequences of data-driven societies. Anchored around three themes, Data and Activism, Data and Politics, and Data and You, Tactical Tech investigates how digital technologies fueled by our data shape political engagement and impact our civil liberties, providing guidance for the future of our societies.

Take a look on ourdataourselves.tacticaltech.org to see what we've been working on across the three thematic areas.