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    03.22.11 “Tragedy of the Data Commons” by Professor Jane Yakowitz Referenced by Technology Liberation Front
    Jane Yakowitz

    Technology Liberation Front praised Professor Jane Yakowitz’s recent paper, “Tragedy of the Data Commons,” for exploring the idea that increased data privacy regulation might easily decrease the amount of important information the public can access. “A thriving public data commons serves the primary purpose of facilitating research,” she explained, “but it also serves a secondary purpose of setting a data-sharing norm so that politically-motivated access restrictions will stick out and appear suspect.”

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