The Program on Data Management and Information Governance was founded in November of 2017 to foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary, multisector, multistakeholder environment in which scholars, policymakers, and industry professionals can work together to translate research findings into effective policy. The program seeks to address issues associated with data management and information governance through the exploration and creation of multidisciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes, and controls implemented to manage data and information.
Data Management and Information Governance
Even though Bitcoin gets most of the press, the underlying tech, blockchain, is the bigger story; simply put, according to Goldman Sachs, it could “change ‘everything.’” Indeed, the tech is sometimes billed as a panacea—from making businesses more efficient to engendering the growth of “smart” contracts and even securing medical devices, blockchain is now being investigated by a huge range of organizations and is attracting billions in venture funding. Interest is widespread, with organizations ranging from DARPA to Disney investing in blockchain. Wal-Mart is similarly deploying it to help manage its massive supply chain. Countries are even getting into the game, from launching their own cryptocurrencies like Venezuela’s Petro, to Honduras and Greece using blockchain to aid in land registries, to its use in secure voting. But, as with every new innovation, there are both opportunities and drawbacks to consider. The Ostrom Workshop is taking on the challenge of blockchain governance with a new collaborative initiative—the Blockchain Governance Initiative (BGI)—that will be a partnership between our Cybersecurity and Data Governance Programs. To join our working group, and learn more about blockchain research going on around IU, please sign up for our dedicated blockchain list-serve.Sign Up
Fall 2018 Events
- Upcoming series events: "Ethics in the Information Age"
- September 20 • 3:00–6:00 p.m., Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
"Paywall: The Business of Scholarship": Viewing of the documentary, followed by a panel discussion of faculty directly working in the area of Scholarship and Open Access on the IU campus
- October 3–5, Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
Conference on "Smart Cities: Security, Privacy, and Governance Best Practices"
- October 8 • 12:00–1:00 PM, Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
Colloquium Series: Salome Viljoen, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
- November 8 • 3:30 p.m., Maurer School of Law
"Government Surveillance: A Roundtable Discussion about Occurrences, Impacts, and Governance," with Margaret Hu, Jessica Eaglin, & Angie Raymond ("Ethics in the Information Age" series event)
- Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series: Data Management and Information Governance scholars will be integrated into the series.
- Data Management and Information Governance Speaker Series: Beginning in the Spring of 2018, Data Management and Information Governance scholars will speak during the lunch hour on Tuesday once a month to foster a networking community.
- Hosting Conferences: The first, entitled "Smart Cities: Security, Privacy, and Governance Best Practices," will be held on October 3–5, 2018.
- Outreach and Collaboration: The Data Management and Information Governance Program is in the process of establishing regional, national, and international collaborative initiatives. Contact Professor Raymond if you are interested in discussing opportunities.
- Visiting Scholars: The program will host visiting scholars working on Data Management and Information Governance topics. Contact Professor Raymond for more information.
"E-Commerce Ruling Generates Reaction," interview by Dan McGowan, Inside INdiana Business, June 21, 2018
"Amid outcry over Facebook's privacy issues, new approaches are needed to protect consumer data,"News at IU Bloomington, Apr. 5, 2018
"Ostrom Workshop adds Program on Data Management and Information Governance," News at IU Bloomington, Nov. 29, 2017