Lina Dencik on Data Justice

January 20, 2022

We “need to consider issues of data not as siloed and abstracted technical issues, but as an embedded part of how we might think of social justice,” CMDS Fellow Lina Dencik and Javier Sanchez-Monedero argue in a new article for Internet Policy Review.

The article, exploring the concept of data justice, is part of the journal’s series “Defining concepts of the digital society.” It outlines some of the different traditions and approaches to data justice, which has become “a key framework for engaging with the intersection of datafication and society.”

The authors point to long-standing traditions the concept of data justice draws from, and argue that “data is both a matter in and of justice; datafication embodies not only processes and outcomes of (in)justice, but also its own justifications.”