The importance of evidence-based policies is globally acknowledged and such evidence increasingly relies on the use of large (personal) data pools for policy planning. Public and private sector actors alike increasingly depend on personal data processing to provide their services. For Latin America, the innovative use of personal data for policy planning plays a fundamental role to reduce inequalities. However, some core challenges persist, including how to implement innovative, secure, and legally interoperable data governance systems. This CPDP LatAm panel will explore some flagship initiatives and policies on data governance in Latin America.
• What data-driven responses have we seen to fight the pandemic in Latin America, and have they been effective?
• Are organisations in the region adopting appropriate risk-aware techniques for the disclosure of potentially identifying information?
• Can we identify common patterns amongst initiatives that facilitate effective use of data for policy-planning?