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Author(s): UN Global Pulse


2018 saw increased public interest around how data is being collected and used, fueled by the global conversation around the opportunities and perils of new data sources and emerging technologies. The United Nations continued to drive the data revolution for sustainable development through the work of its innovation offices, including efforts led by UN Global Pulse. Demand for Global Pulse’s expertise increased with partners wanting to collaborate with the Pulse Labs on projects, policy exploration, data protection and privacy frameworks, and public awareness raising.