Problem Identification of Big data Policy in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


PhD Student of Public Policy, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Big data belongs to the newfound technologies by high applicability in economy and governance and this has caused countries to pave the way for using it as best as possible with policies in this field. The current research, using the analytical problem-solving approach and using the in-depth semi-structured interview method with stakeholders, examines the system of big data policy issues in Iran in seven political, legal, economic, social, security, educational and technological dimensions. The result of the analysis of the issues indicates that the greatest variety of big data policy issues are in the political and technological dimensions, the emphasis is on economic, social and legal issues, and the two security and educational sectors are less reflected than other issues. By combining the frequently listed issues, the main problem of big data policy in Iran can be considered as the lack of soft and hard policy and governance mechanisms to deal with the big data field in a way that is clear, predictable, comprehensive and practical.


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