Data democratization is the idea that digital information should be accessible and understandable to the average end user as a basis for decision-making.

Data democratization has been promoted as a competitive advantage in the global economy and a desirable, egalitarian end-state where all decisions are data-driven.

But has this been the reality?In practice, I’ve found this goal of broad access has been isolated to corporations and corporate data. Most articles on data democratization quickly move from statements about accessibility to a narrower focus on organizational initiatives making data available to employees.

That implies a restricted scope for data democratization, specifically not within the public domain, but limited to private sector organizations. Mostly, data “democratization” has been a buzzword for “data accessibility” with no public involvement or collaborative data use.To read this article in full, please click here

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