Trust, innovation, and global leadership: getting data governance right in the UK in 2021
techUK has developed this discussion paper to encourage and aid the debate around getting data governance right. It includes suggestions of key areas where transformation is possible to help the UK position itself as a world leader in achieving a data governance system underpinned by solid principles, a clear and consistent approach and able to flex and evolve to maintain trust and confidence even as new technologies emerge.
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The Data Protection Group is a cross-industry group working together on broad themes around data protection in the UK. techUK believes that we need a robust and workable data compliance environment in the UK to deliver outcomes that ensure consumer trust across markets. This group brings together policy, public affairs, government relations and privacy professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the data protection landscape impacting the technology industry.
Data ownership, rights and controls: seminar report
In 2018, techUK held a joint seminar with The British Academy and The Royal Society exploring the concept, value and limitations of the idea of ‘data ownership'. Many of the key points from the discussion remain relevant today and you can find the key insights published in the seminar report.
Currently, much valuable data is held in silos, difficult to access and problematic to share. As we deepen our economy digitally, connectivity and the wider flow of data among players and across sectors will be key to expanding innovation and the availability of services. Our working group will examine how, building on the principles of open banking, we might extend the ability for innovators to access data securely and shape it into services, while protecting ethics and consumer privacy.
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