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Tahu Kukutai FRSNZ

Leading data sovereignty expert

This report from Royal Society Te Apārangi provides a timely overview of data sovereignty and why it is important. It is pleasing to see recognition of the huge contribution that Māori and Indigenous scholars and communities are making to theory and practice. Their innovative thinking and profoundly different way of thinking about data, and the risks and opportunities, is not only good for Māori but good for Aotearoa as we all grapple with the future implications of AI and other data-driven technologies