At a glance…
- Connected by Data was founded by Dr Jeni Tennison OBE in March 2022 through a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship.
- They are currently focusing on the role of data in education; the cost of living crisis; and in the justice system.
- A major goal for 2022-23 is influencing the UK's Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and party manifestos for the next General Election.
- They work with partners worldwide including Research ICT Africa, the Aapti Institute, and Open Future.
Our collective interests should be at the heart of decisions about how data is collected, used and shared.
Connected by Data is a campaign to give communities affected by the collection and use of data a powerful say in decisions about data to create a just, equitable and sustainable world.
Their work has three main strands. First, they are developing a compelling narrative and shaping the public conversation about data to recognise its collective impacts.
Second, they are developing good practices and a community of practitioners who lead and support deliberative and participatory data governance activities.
Finally, they are providing evidence-based public policy recommendations and language to create a regulatory environment that enables and encourages collective and participatory data governance approaches.
The Mohn Westlake Foundation is pleased to be supporting Connected by Data with a year-long unrestricted £100k grant.
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