Centre For Data Ethics And Innovation Publishes Update Blog Post On Its Work

Publication Date22 June 2021
SubjectPrivacy, Technology, Data Protection, Privacy Protection, New Technology
Law FirmWiggin
AuthorMr David Naylor

In the blog post, the CDEI says that since publication of the National Data Strategy (see item above) in September 2020, it has been helping to progress several of the priorities set out therein. For example, it has been working with the Central Digital and Data Office as it seeks to develop an approach to algorithmic transparency, which will play a part in enabling the UK to secure a trusted data regime.

The blog post then goes on to update on how the CDEI has been helping realise Mission 1 of the National Data Strategy: to unlock the value of data across the economy.

The CDEI has been exploring how to maximise the value of data for the public good as the UK emerges from the pandemic in a way that earns public trust. It has helped shape research into how the Government can increase access to data held across the economy and working with the Government to explore mechanisms that enable trustworthy use and sharing of data, including governance arrangements, such as data intermediaries, and technically-focused solutions, including privacy enhancing technologies (PETs).

In particular, the CDEI has been working on the following:

  • PETs: how PETS can be most effectively deployed in practice to enable trustworthy and safe data use and remove barriers to data sharing, e.g. by manging the risks associated with sharing commercially sensitive and personal data;
  • data intermediaries: exploring the...

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