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Less than a decade after its emergence, it is becoming more clear that the Big Data phenomenon raises questions of political economy whose resolution will reflect and shape the dynamics of power and therefore the nature of global governance in the 21st century. Researchers, practitioners, citizens, achieve and demonstrate by their work and exchange the centrality of ethical, legal, institutional and political big data under its technoscience varnish.
What will the economic and political system of the data age look like? Who will decide its codes and metrics?