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Our Body’s Data

This insights report is a recap of the TED Circles: Our Body's Data workshop held on Sat June 19, 2021, 10–11:30 am ET. transform this hosted TED Circles are a free, online, safe, and inclusive place to connect with innovators from all over the globe. This workshop included representation from at least 4 countries including Canada, the United States, England, and India.

Workshop Goals

The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the data generated by, for, and from our bodies. In light of National Indigenous History Month + Pride Month, we met to discuss:

  1. What are the ethical concerns when collecting data generated by human bodies?

  2. Are there differences in data based on ethnicities?

  3. Who should own data from our bodies?

  4. Who should govern the technologies that use the data from our bodies?


For additional inspiration, here are two HBR articles and a TED Talk that represents the topic:

  • What Blockchain Could Mean for Your Health Data?