Cyber Stewards Network partners Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) in Argentina and Derechos Digitales in Chile are among the recipients of the Quantified Society Grants, which distribute $270,000 to organizations in 10 countries around the world.
The international Quantified Society called for submissions from researchers, academics, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and professionals. The selected proposals are intended to increase understanding of Big Data collection, and associated developments in human rights, innovation, and regulation.
ADC will use the funds to research the implementation of a multifunctional card system by the Buenos Aires city government, which aims to use big data in order to become a “smart city,” while Derechos Digitales will study the practice of mass collection of personal information and the ways in which it is used for labor discrimination in Chile by profiling potential employees.
Read more on the Quantified Society grants on the Media Democracy Fund page.