Observatory Data Fortnight digest: Data, public attitudes and insights

As part of our Data Fortnight in the run-up to GDPR, we are bringing together the Observatory’s resources on data in a series of digest pieces. This digest covers reports on public attitudes to data and privacy.

Trust and Confidence in data

Published, 6 November 2017

This survey by the Information Comissioner's Office reveals public trust in different organisations' ability to protect users' personal data. Generally, respondents expressed slightly more trust in public bodies, and younger respondents expressed more trust than older respondents.

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ODI survey reveals British consumer attitudes to sharing personal data

Published, 12 February 2018

The Open Data Institute published survey findings on British attitudes towards sharing personal data. They investigated demographic differences in attitudes, attitudes towards different sectors and what individuals are willing to 'trade-off' with regards to data sharing.

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People, Power and Technology: The 2018 Digital Attitudes Report

Published, 24 April 2018

This report by Doteveryone shows that the British public has mixed views on how digital technologies impact their lives. The main findings are that while digital technologies have had a mostly positive impact, repondents feel there is a lack of transparency and accountability around data held by technology companies.

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Report on how citizens from the UK and Ireland manage information, security and privacy online

Published, 1 October 2017

Carnegie UK Trust has published the results of a survey examining the digital behaviour of UK citizens, such as using password protection, turning off location services, sharing photos or verifying online information. The results show that there are varying levels of consciousness when it comes to privacy and security.

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Open Banking Data Sharing Dilemmas

Published, 18 April 2018

Barclays has commissioned Ipsos MORI to research consumers attitudes, emotions and behaviour towards Open Banking. They explored how individual personality and trust in technology can affect the decision to use Open Banking.

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What can anthropology tell us about data in the 21st century

Published, 17 January 2018

Today, data is a bi-product of every person’s interactions with the internet, infrastructures, institutions, news media and so on. In this comment piece for the Observatory, Dr Hannah Knox makes the case for the crucial role that anthropology can play in wading through this data saturated landscape.

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