Data as body

Every interaction in the digital world becomes a data point that constructs our virtual identities. As the line between the physical and virtual steadily diminishes, we need to be aware of the fact that data is an extension of the body. In this framing, the harms of any violation become tangible. The Internet Democracy Project, as part of the Data Governance Network, has explored these questions and arrived at new perspectives that could inform policies for governing the use of data generated by our digital footprints.