Toward a Global Approach to Data in the Digital Age

Author/Editor:

Vikram Haksar ; Yan Carriere-Swallow ; Emran Islam ; Andrew Giddings ; Kathleen Kao ; Emanuel Kopp ; Gabriel Quiros

Publication Date:

October 6, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The ongoing economic and financial digitalization is making individual data a key input and source of value for companies across sectors, from bigtechs and pharmaceuticals to manufacturers and financial services providers. Data on human behavior and choices—our “likes,” purchase patterns, locations, social activities, biometrics, and financing choices—are being generated, collected, stored, and processed at an unprecedented scale.

Series:

Staff Discussion Notes No. 2021/005

Subject:

Frequency:

occasional

English

Publication Date:

October 6, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513599427/2617-6750

Stock No:

SDNEA2021005

Pages:

42

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