Digital Equity Through Data Sovereignty: a Vision for Sustaining Humanity

Many tens of billions of dollars are spent globally in dealing with the effects of
social alienation. Though difficult to quantify, this may be reduced through data sovereignty that returns dignity and self-determination to those facing vulnerability. Through research that informs innovative information frameworks and example implementations, we can move towards facilitating marginalised and displaced communities locally and internationally to meet their lifelong, rightsbased information, identity, memory, cultural heritage, evidence, and accountability needs. This, in turn can support initiatives to address historical and social justice, redress for human rights abuse, asylum, cultural safety, and security.