We have developed an open consultation to shape the BCS Personal Data challenge and we believe that the goals within the challenge need to be co-produced, we want to harness the passion and expertise of everyone that has an interest in making personal data work for all.
Please comment on the goals, considering whether they are the right principles to unify the interests of all, what they mean to you as an individual and what they mean for your organisation, using the comment section below.
The BCS Personal Data Challenge
We are committed to making personal data work for everyone: organisations, individuals and society alike. We want to put people in control and at the same time empower organisations to use data in more beneficial ways, with genuine trust on both sides. Our goal is to achieve the full potential of data by seeking the best possible public benefit. We want to get the best outcomes for the most people with the least risk and harm. We believe this is not only desirable, not only achievable but essential to the future of our society. To achieve that goal, we believe the following are essential ambitions:
Individuals and organisations should be able to safely share and use personal data without fear or anxiety. We want to work together to minimise risks and impacts, and increase public confidence in use of personal data.
Personal data that can be linked and integrated around people and organisations is powerful and useful. The full potential of personal data will only be realised when both individuals and organisations can use it to inform decisions, simplify and improve life and work.