Citizens’ views on data sharing between the public, private and third sectors for research

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Governments worldwide are keen to capitalize on their national data assets to guide efficiencies, evaluate policies and stimulate innovation. Public assent is vital for this and yet citizens’ attitudes towards the sharing and re-use of personal data held by government bodies is not well understood. This talk considered the tensions underlying concepts of the ‘public good’, the complexities and uncertainties that underlie personal decision making about data sharing, and the challenges these present for legislation and information governance in the UK, Europe and elsewhere, drawing on insights from recent public consultations.
Period9 Dec 2014
Event titleUsing Data in Healthcare Policy and Practice
Event typeConference
LocationCambridge, United KingdomShow on map


  • data sharing
  • public sector
  • Public engagement
  • Ethics
  • citizen participation
  • data science