Non-Personal Data: Examining Data Trusts?

August 11, 2020

Data trusts have emerged as a recent but popular formulation to refer to a set of legal and institutional practices of data governance by collectives.  In the Draft Report, a ‘data trust’ refers to an institutional structure with certain shared protocols for containing and sharing data. The Draft Report frames a ‘data trust’ as a ‘data pool’ of sorts, to hold data from various sources, which is to be managed by public authorities.