Personal data constitute now a fundamental resource of the economy much like raw materials. The industry that harvests and transforms personal data grows at unprecedented pace. It offers amazing services, which attract users in the hundreds of millions. It generates ecosystems, which become as essential as public utilities and support millions of developers. It also challenges societies obsoleting fundamental aspects of their organization, and generating new imbalances at global scale.
The objective of Dice is to study the complex dependencies between technological, social and economic systems of the digital age, and propose solutions which address the concentration of data, the symmetry of information, and the subsidiarity of computation. Our contributions target both technical and theoretical aspects of the economy of personal data.