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Fostering trustworthy data sharing: Establishing data foundations in practice

Fostering trustworthy data sharing: Establishing data foundations in practice
Fostering trustworthy data sharing: Establishing data foundations in practice
Independent data stewardship remains a core component of good data governance practice. Yet, there is a need for more robust independent data stewardship models that are able to oversee data-driven, multi-party data sharing, usage and re-usage, which can better incorporate citizen representation, especially in relation to personal data.
We propose that data foundations – inspired by Channel Islands’ foundations laws – provide a workable model for good data governance not only in the Channel Islands but also elsewhere. A key advantage of this model – in addition to leveraging existing legislation and building on established precedent – is the statutory role of the guardian that is a unique requirement in the Channel Islands, and when interpreted in a data governance model provides the independent data steward.
The principal purpose for this paper therefore is to demonstrate why data foundations are well suited to the needs of data sharing initiatives. We further examine how data foundations could be established in practice – and provide key design principles that should be used to guide the design and development of any data foundation.
2632-3249
Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie
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Carmichael, Laura
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Wintour, Alexsis
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Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie
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Carmichael, Laura
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Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie, Carmichael, Laura and Wintour, Alexsis (2020) Fostering trustworthy data sharing: Establishing data foundations in practice. Data & Policy. (In Press)

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Abstract

Independent data stewardship remains a core component of good data governance practice. Yet, there is a need for more robust independent data stewardship models that are able to oversee data-driven, multi-party data sharing, usage and re-usage, which can better incorporate citizen representation, especially in relation to personal data.
We propose that data foundations – inspired by Channel Islands’ foundations laws – provide a workable model for good data governance not only in the Channel Islands but also elsewhere. A key advantage of this model – in addition to leveraging existing legislation and building on established precedent – is the statutory role of the guardian that is a unique requirement in the Channel Islands, and when interpreted in a data governance model provides the independent data steward.
The principal purpose for this paper therefore is to demonstrate why data foundations are well suited to the needs of data sharing initiatives. We further examine how data foundations could be established in practice – and provide key design principles that should be used to guide the design and development of any data foundation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 November 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 445507
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445507
ISSN: 2632-3249
PURE UUID: 59eac44c-bd0d-4164-a340-8a090bb60bfd
ORCID for Laura Carmichael: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9391-1310

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Date deposited: 14 Dec 2020 17:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:23

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Author: Alexsis Wintour

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