Join Michelle Dennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Preserving the story, part of Understanding & Prioritizing Data Privacy.
- Data in aggregate describes stories about communities and cultures. Data understands where value lies, sometimes where bad people want to disrupt things or make things worse, and we can discern what to do about that. All tied to data. So, for me, it's really fascinating to look into how data is constantly, organically moving, how we protect data, how we think about data, how we develop rules about data.
And really, at the end of the day, data is a mirror of humanity. And what is more important to protect than data that helps us live our daily lives, that helps us record the history of our lives, and helps us really try to move forward as better and better societies for our kids and for future generations, or people we may not even know. Data reflects value on all sorts of different levels. Maybe you've actually planned out your day, day by day, or time by time, or hour by hour, and you see on your calendar that your daughter's school play is at 7:00 p.m. that night.
Data allows you to get to that play. It's not seven o'clock that's critical to humanity, it's that getting there on time for something that's important to your daughter. For supporting your family, data gets us there. Data describes stories about individual lives. (upbeat music) Data can be added together to create information, it helps us decide.
So if you think about how, even your brain functions, you discard more data than you can possibly use in any given moment. The brain is excellent at forgetting. But by doing that, there's a huge flow of information that decides, passively or actively, "Do I put my hand on my head?" "Do I put my hands on the steering wheels?" I learned how to drive a car when it was the top of the steering wheel, and that's how you had your hands positioned. Now, we have airbags, we're teaching our kids how to move our hands into a lower position.
So, data can lead to information that's as prosaic as "Don't let your wrists get broken "by having them at the 10 and two traditional position. "Have them down here for safety." But data is so much more important to all of our lives, so as we decide, we just passed a high school. How are we educating our kids? What are the skills that we need? And part of creating this video is so that everyone can get a little bit more insight into this specialized world and hopefully take it forward into their daily lives to protect themselves and their families, of course.
But also, because the digital economy and the digital world, is going to be the greatest factor in economic success and sustainability going forward, wherever you live on this planet.
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