عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Democratic governance in an age of datafication: Lessons from mapping government discourses and practices
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
حکومت دموکراتیک در زمان تصدیق اطلاعات: درسهایی از گفتمان و شیوه های حکومتداری
SAGE Publications, Big Data & Society July–December 2018: 1–13
There is an abundance of enthusiasm and optimism about how governments at all levels can make use of big data,
algorithms and artificial intelligence. There is also growing concern about the risks that come with these new systems.
This article makes the case for greater government transparency and accountability about uses of big data through a
Government of Canada qualitative research case study. Adapting a method from critical cartographers, I employ countermapping to map government big data practices and internal discussions of risk and challenge. I do so by drawing on
interviews and freedom of information requests. The analysis reveals that there are more concerns and risks than often
publicly discussed and that there are significant areas of silence that need greater attention. The article underlines the
need for our democratic systems to respond to our new datafied contexts by ensuring that our institutions make
changes to better protect citizen rights, uphold democratic principles and ensure means for citizen intervention.
Keywords: Big data | government | democracy | transparency | accountability