General References

Jack Hardinges, What is a Data Trust?
A broad survey of the data literature that summarizes five different ways to think about data trusts:
  • A data trust as a repeatable framework of terms and mechanisms.
  • A data trust as a mutual organisation.
  • A data trust as a legal structure.
  • A data trust as a store of data.
  • A data trust as public oversight of data access.
Jack Hardinges, Defining a Data Trust
Special project at the ODI around how to increase access to data while retaining trust. Article revolves around four key areas when thinking about a data trust.
  • Applying the legal trust concept to data
  • The motives of a data trust can be both good and bad
  • Protecting against poor uses of data and supporting good ones
  • Piloting a data trust
Bianca Wylie and Sean McDonald, What is a Data Trust?
Sean McDonald and Keith Porcaro, The Civic Trust
Nesta Blogs
Nesta, a global innovation foundation focused on solving the big challenges of our time. The following are a few blogs around the issues of data, privacy and innovation.
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