The Nordic Data Imaginary

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dc.contributor.author Tupasela, Aaro
dc.contributor.author Snell, Karoliina
dc.contributor.author Tarkkala, Heta
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-19T13:12:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-19T13:12:04Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Tupasela , A , Snell , K & Tarkkala , H 2020 , ' The Nordic Data Imaginary ' , Big Data & Society , vol. 7 , no. 1 , 2053951720907107 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951720907107
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000517402500001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2643-6676/work/70943271
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5284-3091/work/70949280
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313464
dc.description.abstract The Nordic countries aim to have a unique place within the European and global health data economy. They have extensive nationally maintained and centralized health data records, as well as numerous biobanks where data from individuals can be connected based on personal identification numbers. Much of this phenomenon can be attributed to the emergence and development of the Nordic welfare state, where Nordic countries sought to systematically collect large amounts of population data to guide decision making and improve the health and living conditions of the population. Recently, however, the so-called Nordic gold mine of data is being re-imagined in a wholly other context, where data and its ever-increasing logic of accumulation is seen as a driver for economic growth and private business development. This article explores the development of policies and strategies for health data economy in Denmark and Finland. We ask how nation states try to adjust and benefit from new pressures and opportunities to utilize their data resources in data markets. This raises questions of social sustainability in terms of states being producers, providers, and consumers of data. The data imaginaries related to emerging health data markets also provide insight into how a broad range of different data sources, ranging from hospital records and pharmacy prescriptions to biobank sample data, are brought together to enable "full-scale utilization" of health and welfare data. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Big Data & Society
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.subject Big data
dc.subject health data
dc.subject health policy
dc.subject platform economy
dc.subject Nordic data gold mine
dc.subject data imaginary
dc.subject sustainability
dc.subject HEALTH
dc.subject EXPECTATIONS
dc.subject POPULATION
dc.subject PROSPECTS
dc.subject SOCIOLOGY
dc.subject PLATFORM
dc.subject STATE
dc.subject RISE
dc.title The Nordic Data Imaginary en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Social Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
dc.contributor.organization Sociology
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951720907107
dc.relation.issn 2053-9517
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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