Class 2: Governance of/ and datafication

Provided by Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Copenhagen Business School

Major Topics: Digital governance; Big data and datafication; Platform governance and economy


Core readings

Katzenbach, Christian; Ulbricht, Lena (2019) : Algorithmic governance, Internet Policy Review, ISSN 2197-6775, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Vol. 8, Iss. 4, pp. 1-18, available via

Post-Lecture Assignment

  1. Find a recent data scandal, and briefly describe it.
  2. Map the different stakeholders and their stakes in the scandal.
  3. Find one or more governance frameworks that you think would be useful in solving the initial problem causing the scandal.
  4. Note down your case, observations and reflections in about 500 words.
  5. Global Classroom Leuphana/CBS (2020) specific: Upload your response to the peer feedback tool and respond, at least, to two other student responses.

Additional Material

Al Jazeera. Scrubbing the net: the content moderators.