Data governance

Data is increasingly important to how we live. This project explores how we can best address the governance challenges for data management and data use, so that data can be harnessed for human flourishing.
Ongoing

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.

Project outcomes

Data ownership, rights and controls: seminar report

Edited by Co-chairs: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS and Professor Genevra Richardson CBE FBA

Discussions at a British Academy, Royal Society and techUK seminar on 3 October 2018

Data management and use: governance in the 21st century

Co-chairs: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS and Professor Genevra Richardson CBE FBA

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

Edited by Co-chairs: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS and Professor Genevra Richardson CBE FBA

This report summarises discussions at a British Academy and Royal Society seminar on 16 October 2017 on priorities for data governance.

Data governance: landscape review

The British Academy and the Royal Society

The review presents a summary of the main regulations about data.

Connecting debates on the governance of data and its uses: seminar report

Edited by Co-chairs: Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS and Professor Genevra Richardson CBE FBA

This report summarises discussions at a British Academy and Royal Society seminar on 26 July 2016 connecting debates on the governance of data and its uses.

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