Data Sovereignty and Governance in Legislative Bodies: The Interplay of Technology and Democracy
Written on August, 2023
The discourse around data ownership in parliaments is increasingly becoming a pivotal issue in the intersection of technology and governance. The debate touches on several key principles, including public transparency, data provenance, and sovereignty, as well as the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in manipulating and interpreting parliamentary data. As legislative bodies grapple with these complex matters, the academic community also has a vital role in shaping the discourse. This essay aims to provide an analytical review of the best practices and academic approaches to dealing with data ownership in parliaments, emphasising the relevance of academia in this ongoing debate.