Podcast: The Challenges with Data Ownership

Last year California Governor Gavin Newsom called for the creation of a data dividend, saying that “California’s consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data.” Two years earlier, the Minnesota State Legislature introduced a bill that would make telecom and Internet service providers pay consumers for using their data obtained from the Internet.

Senior Research Fellow Will Rinehart discusses “Data Dividend” and the growing trend of legislative proposals creating “data ownership” rights. In this episode of IAB.Policy Podcast Will discusses the importance of understanding what data ownership means, how much data costs, and some of the unintended consequences of some of the more recent policy proposals on data.



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