After the release of the Opening Data zine, we realized that there was so much we still did not understand about how data affected people - especially marginalized communities. So, we began working on a few community research projects. First, the Detroit Open Data Portal, looking into how open data can potentially harm or benefit communities. Then, Our Data Bodies (O.D.B), which is currently conducting interviews with residents in four cities across the U.S. to gain insight on how marginalized adults view personal data collection.
Opening Data 2 shares what we discovered through these projects and ways that you can engage others in thinking about data in your communities. We are working toward a digital future that respects the privacy and security of all of us - not just those that are digitally literate or in privileged communities.