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Data: A new direction (UK Report, 146 pages)

For those interested in the evolution of UK data legislation, this report was published by the government today.

Individuals Simple read

UK's ICO Calls For Browser-Level Controls To Fix 'Cookie Fatigue'

Last month, UK digital minister Oliver Dowden took aim at what he dubbed an "endless" parade of cookie pop-ups -- suggesting the government is eyeing watering down consent requirements around web tracking as ministers consider how to diverge from European Union data protection standards, post-Brexit. Today the UK's outgoing information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, stepped into the fray to urge her counterparts in G7 countries to knock heads together and coalesce around the idea of letting web users express generic privacy preferences at the browser/app/device level, rather than having to do it through pop-ups every time they visit a website.

Individuals Simple read

UK To Overhaul Privacy Rules in Post-Brexit Departure From GDPR

Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit, the government has announced.

[Simple] NHS data strategy: Patients will get more control over data

NHS patients in England will get greater control over their health and social care data under plans set out by the government. Critics fear data could be misused but the health secretary says a new strategy will make it more secure.

[Simple] The UK Has a Plan for a New ‘Pandemic Radar’ System

Disease surveillance schemes to catch the next rising virus already exist—they’re just not communicating with each other.

[Simple] Matt Hancock has quietly told your GP to hand over your health data

If you live in England, all your encounters with your GP – information about your physical, mental and sexual health – could be ‘sold’ to third parties.

[Simple] England to launch digital vaccine passport

The NHS app launched on Monday May 17th will be used to demonstrate COVID-19 vaccination status. However, guidance on the UK government website says: “There are not many countries that currently accept proof of vaccination. So for the time being, most people will still need to follow other rules when travelling abroad – like getting a negative pre-departure test.”

[Intermediate] The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool

The Investigatory Powers Act, or Snooper’s Charter, was introduced in 2016. Now one of its most contentious surveillance tools is being secretly trialled by internet firms.

[Simple] What if people controlled their own health data?

The NHS in 2030 project imagines a world where citizens are able to easily share their health data in a standardised format and in real-time with studies operating on a large or a small-scale.

Unfounded Closing of Adtech Complaint

The UK’s data watchdog is facing a legal challenge after it took the decision to quietly close a complaint against the adtech industry’s high velocity background trading of personal data. The legal challenge was reported earlier by Politico.

Save our NHS

What is your personal connection with your healthcare service & the professionals that work within it?

UK Parliament: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution inquiry

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights published in the Third Report of Session 2019 'The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution'

Lib Dems profile every voter in UK

The Liberal Democrats are profiling every voter in the country by scoring their political preferences out of 100 This includes which party they will vote for in the next election and whether they are a Remainer or Leaver.

UK Gov request for user data from government website sparks alarm

Privacy campaigners question urgency of move and motives of PM and Dominic Cummings

Data Portability Sandbox Reports

This document is the final report on Data Mobility: the data portability growth opportunity for the UK economy, carried out for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by Ctrl-Shift.

Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

We are seeking views on proposals to allow the creation of innovative data-driven services, for the benefit of consumers.

Update report into adtech and real time bidding

An interesting development shared by the UK Information Commissioner.

Blinding Identity Taxonomy

The UK Parliament's Human Rights Committee on protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information.


Gestellte Fragen

[Advanced] Funding call: moving data trusts from theory to practice

The Data Trusts Initiative is an interdisciplinary programme that pursues research at the interface of technology, policy and the law to better understand the role data trusts can play in addressing the challenges of data governance in the 21st century. As part of its work, the Initiative – which is supported by a donation from the Patrick J McGovern Foundation – is offering research grants for projects that can help bridge the gap between discussions about the potential of data trusts and their practical application.