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Published on
February 18, 2022

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has incubated a new organization to foster a holistic and agile approach to data governance, to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. The Datasphere Initiative was launched on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the event “Responsibly unlocking the value of data for all” to present the organization’s vision, mission, and activities. 

On the occasion of the launch, the Datasphere Initiative’s first flagship report the "Datasphere Governance Atlas" was released, as a new resource to map organizations working on data and showcase the work of this expanding community. 

490 participants from 260+ organizations and 72 countries registered to the launch event. Check the participating entities here


The Datasphere Initiative is the world’s first global network of stakeholders fostering a holistic and innovative approach to data governance. Through knowledge sharing and the development of concrete, also technical solutions, it promotes a  new level of transnational cooperation and mission-oriented partnerships to harness the opportunities of data and address its urgent, multidimensional, and cross-border challenges. By cultivating dialogue and connecting communities, the Datasphere Initiative works to build a collaboratively governed Datasphere by connecting silos and people to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. How we collectively govern the Datasphere matters to everyone and will determine the future of human society in the 21st century and our capacity to deal with global challenges. 

More information about the Datasphere Initiative can be found here.

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Read the Datasphere Initiative article Towards a System Approach to Data Governance here.