In the so-called data-driven scenario, corporate sustainability also passes from data responsibility, with the intention of sound, ethical and secure management of the billions of data that companies possess and that can have a significant impact on the freedom and rights of individuals and communities
Recently Tim Cook spoke of the Internet and data driven companies as a complex industrial… that is completely escaping from social and economic control and that risks having unexpected and devastating impacts on digitized societies, reaching out to the US
From this point of view, managing data that companies possess in a secure and in a way that respects privacy principles, allows companies to do a lot from the point of view of social responsibility.
For Andrea Lambiase, Dpo (i.e. data protection officer) of Axitea, social responsibility also means support, transparency and sharing of know-how.
The mass of data and information processed daily by companies and public bodies, the continuous generation of knowledge and analysis that results from it can be made appropriately available, when possible and when useful, to economic and social stakeholders who can… starting from this know-how.
Data Lythics, the example of Datakind
It is the concept of Data Ethics, of using data for the common good, which is beginning to become wider and which already sees some of the largest multinationals engaged in the creation of shared databases with • information useful for the
A concrete example is the DataKind platform, which aims to use the most advanced technologies available to companies • Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning • to improve the state of communities and individuals who
Through an advanced and accurate analysis of the volumes of data available today, projects and initiatives of various types are born, united by the concept of the common good. There are numerous examples, distributed all over the planet.
The Commission has also been able to assess the impact of the new technology on the environment and the environment.
The same images, however, elaborated in a different way, can give useful indications on the presence of homeless people in the street, and correlate this information with those relating to the geographical distribution of the shelters in which they potentially receive them, especially in the case of unfavourable climatic conditions.
Further application concerns drought, a recurrent scourge in different parts of the world. A specific project exists in California and, through a cross-analysis of water consumption of each housing unit and water storage levels, allows water needs to be predicted over a given period, allowing preventive measures to be taken.
Data responsibility in Italy
In Italy, Lambiase admits, the situation is not as advanced, even if the theme Data Ethics has often been treated.
There are virtuous initiatives, he explains, which in particular involve banks and large companies and are linked to particular territories that see the application of advanced technological paradigms in the perspective of corporate social responsibility.
All this can and must start from a correct and social management of data, which must be collected and protected, as the current regulations impose, but also made available to those on these same data can give life to projects of sharing and inclusion, as well as social support.
Data privacy & security, sata responsibility and data sharing through open platforms that are functional to sharing good practices, statistics and predictive analyses of social utility: this also places companies and governments in the future of digitalization.