When sharing or accessing data, organisations need to be able to trust those they are interacting with and feel comfortable doing so. This interim research report outlines the initial findings of a research and development project exploring methods of building trust between organisations when sharing and accessing data.
To some degree organisations need to be able to trust any other organisations involved in data collection, storage, management, analysis, sharing or use.
We are working on a project that aims to develop tools and resources to build trust between organisations when sharing and accessing data, with the goal of helping data ecosystems operate more effectively while reducing the risk of causing harm.
This interim report summarises the research conducted over the first phase of the project and looks ahead to the coming development phase.
It shows why third-party certifications and audits are useful, but only to an extent and in certain contexts. In other cases, alternative approaches to building trust may be more appropriate.