Māori Data Sovereignty: A definition

Māori Data Sovereignty: A definition

Data sovereignty. Data sovereignty is the concept that information/Data which has been converted and stored in digital form is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located. Data sovereignty is a person’s right to control access to, and disclosure of their own personal data. Many of the current concerns that surround data sovereignty relate to enforcing privacy regulations and preventing data […]

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Twitter: The latest digital Indigenous risk

Twitter: The latest digital Indigenous risk

Section 5 of the new Twitter Terms of Service state that Twitter users are now bound to giver full worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute any information you tweet. Twitter stops short of claiming any copyright or intellectual property rights from you, unlike Facebook. The new Twitter Terms of Service […]

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Google Doodle of Whaea Dame Whina Cooper

Google Doodle of Whaea Dame Whina Cooper

Google Doodle published (in New Zealand only) on Dec 09 2015 Dame Whina Cooper which was a significant cultural step forward raising awareness of Māori land issues. A  definition of a Google Doodle “Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.” Stuff ran an article written by […]

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Snapchat the new Indigenous IP thief

Snapchat the new Indigenous IP thief

Snapchat is the latest social media company to claim Intellectual Property Rights with your data, pics and info including your voice and facial recognition. Under these Terms of Service, if you had recorded your elder sending family a message does so in a traditional chant, wearing traditional clothes and accessories and the face has traditional tattoo, Snapchat could claim ownership of the video and use it […]

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Digital Indigenous Issues – My Ramblings

Digital Indigenous Issues – My Ramblings

Here are some of my ramblings of Digital Colonialism and issues of Indigenous knowledge on the Internet. When I have time, i will expand on these more. Digitising  Traditional Knowledge is like mining the earth for precious metals. With every scoop of earth there is a void. Eventually there will be no mana or tapu with digital traditional knowledge. The Cloud is the next colonial […]

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty issues

Indigenous Data Sovereignty issues

Free services such as Google, Microsoft Office 365, Facebook, Cloud, web hosting etc, are risking Indigenous Data Sovereignty issues and ownership of their own data and knowledge. Wherever your digital information is stored, it is subject to the laws, or legal jurisdiction, of the country in which it resides. The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, and the US PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, […]

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Definition: Indigenous Digital Colonialism

Definition: Indigenous Digital Colonialism

A dominant culture enforcing its power and influence onto a minority culture to digitize knowledge that is traditionally reserved for different levels of a hierarchical closed society, or information that was published with the sole intent of remaining in the one format such as radio or print. A blatant disregard for the ownership of the data and the digitized format, nor the dissemination. Digital data […]

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Cultural and society GTLD objections will help protect Maori on-line

The new GTLD program from ICANN which closed its first round of applications included a number of cultural identity and society names being applied for by corporations. The public have been able to express their objections to strings and have been busy doing so. While it may seem as though it is not relevant to Māori and Indigenous Peoples, it is directly relevant and shows […]

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