Data democracy during the pandemic and beyond

5 min

HST Senior Director of Data Science & Technology, Fernando Mateo, discusses data democracy during the current pandemic and beyond with IE Law School professor, Sonsoles Arias.

Data is at the core of many of the world’s most important products and services. From biotech to fintech the way we use data is shaping our lives, not only to build and implement solutions to stop the spread of Covid-19, but to become more sustainable societies.

As data continues to drive innovation, we are all citizens who produce data and have a right to know how and for what purpose our data is being used.

During this webinar I discuss the importance of citizens’ rights and how governments and corporations must work towards creating data democracy when using public data in relation to the current pandemic and beyond with IE professor of law, Sonsoles Arias. 

Privacy, context, consent and bias are some key concepts that should be applied to the new data management paradigm. We must demand as citizens that governments handle data ethically. This is the focus of this webinar to inform and inspire citizens to understand data democracy.


Senior Director of Data Science & Technology, Professor of Data Management & Governance and Innovation Ecosystems at IE HST, Fernando has a strong background in the consulting and technology industries. His experience includes Partner in Ernst & Young, Head of the Technology Consulting Division in INDRA SYSTEMS, and Country Director (Spain & Portugal) in TERADATA Consulting.