Where is my data? Holding public and private sectors to account on data practices
Session at MyData 2016, an international conference that focuses on human centric personal information management.
Governments and companies increasingly hold, use and sometimes exchange data about citizens, whether it is related to their health, their private communications or their financial records. At the same time, individuals have very little insight into what kind of data is collected and shared, and with whom. For users to have control over their data it is an essential first step to know what happens with their data. Building on our work on two projects “Ranking Digital Rights” and “Open Data & Privacy” we want to discuss these questions with a wider audience: what should governments and private sector transparency and accountability should like? What kind of instruments are needed in order to enable citizens to exercise control based on this information?