Royal Society Te Apārangi has published a new report, Mana Raraunga Data Sovereignty.
This report outlines what data sovereignty is, and why it matters in Aotearoa New Zealand.
It gives an overview of the concepts of data sovereignty, Indigenous data sovereignty, and Māori data sovereignty. It also covers interlinking of the data, open data, storage of the data, genetic research and other areas that are highly relevant for researchers in New Zealand.
In this digital era, when data has become hugely valuable and a source of power, these concepts are helping guide answers to questions about who owns, controls, and protects our data.
The report also summarises new data practices that are emerging to create a data future that benefits us all.
Access this report here