What should we (not) do with land administration data?: The risk of privatization of land administration and blockchain`s code as law

Jacques Vos

Because of more recent IT-developments, such as Internet of Things (“IoT”), rapid validation systems, potentially using blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data, it gets more and more easy to collect, share, link, interpret and sell data on a wide-spread basis. New possibilities are born every day. When it comes to data regarding land and properties, Land Registries and Cadasters are at the hart and sometimes even the source of this information and these activities. Some of the Land Administration entities make use of these new technological possibilities and create new services or information products. But there may be a downside to these developments.

Event: Land Governance in an Interconnected World_Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty_2018