The amount of data generated from the world around us has reached levels that were previously unimaginable. Meanwhile, uses of data-enabled technologies promise benefits, from improving healthcare and treatment discovery, to better managing critical infrastructure such as transport and energy.
These new applications can make a great contribution to human flourishing but to realise these benefits, societies must navigate significant choices and dilemmas: they must consider who reaps the most benefit from capturing, analysing and acting on different types of data, and who bears the most risk.
This project explores how we can best address governance challenges for data management and data use.
Data ownership, rights and controls: seminar report
Discussions at a British Academy, Royal Society and techUK seminar on 3 October 2018
Data management and use: governance in the 21st century
This publication outlines the findings of a review conducted by the Royal Society and the British Academy on the needs of a 21st century data governance system.
Data management and use: seminar report
This report summarises discussions at a British Academy and Royal Society seminar on 16 October 2017 on priorities for data governance.