Responding to societal challenges with data
Access, sharing, stewardship and control
Data access, sharing and re-use (“data openness”) can generate significant social
and economic benefits, including addressing public health emergencies such as the
COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, data openness
also comes with risks to individuals and organisations – notably risks to privacy
and data protection, intellectual property rights, digital and national security.
It also raises ethical concerns where data access, sharing and re-use undermine ethical
values and norms. This report demonstrates how approaches to data stewardship and
control that are more balanced and differentiated can maximise the benefits of data,
while protecting individuals’ and organisations’ rights and taking into account other
legitimate interests and public policy objectives. It presents the mix of technical,
organisational and legal approaches that characterises these more balanced and differentiated
approaches, and how governments have implemented them.
Published on December 14, 2022
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