Mariane ter Veen
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Mariane ter Veen

'When you invent the ship, you invent the shipwreck'

In this edition of the Data Sharing Journal, INNOPAY's Mariane ter Veen discusses data sovereignty with Katryna Dow, founder and CEO of Meeco.

Katryna is quoting French cultural theorist Paul Virilio (1932-2018) 'When you invent the ship, you invent the shipwreck' to illustrate that it is vital for the future of the internet that people and organisations obtain control of their data. This concept is called ‘data sovereignty’, but achieving that means rethinking the digital infrastructure the current internet is built upon. She calls for a soft infrastructure that consists of agreements between public and private-sector parties about the access to data.

Meeco is a member of the Data Sovereignty Now community, as is INNOPAY.



INNOPAY supports the Data Sovereignty Now campaign which underlines the importance of self-control over data (‘data sovereignty’) by organisations and individuals


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