IF & Open Rights Group GDPR call for proposals

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a few months away, but new digital rights won’t mean much if people can’t exercise them. Only well-designed services will help people make use of the data that’s held about them, understand how it’s used and take action when something goes wrong.

IF is working with the Open Rights Group on a project for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to design a proof-of-concept for a tool that helps people understand these new rights.

We want to show what good looks look like - something that shows the potential of GDPR but is grounded in a genuine consumer need - so, we’re holding a call for proposals.

We’re looking for ideas that reflect the powerful rights in the GDPR that can inform what we make. An example would be whatdotheyknow.com, the mySociety service which makes it easy for people to carry out Freedom of Information requests.

All the code and research will be made available under an open licence at the end of the project.

You can submit your ideas using this form

Be sure to tell us the need it meets for members of the public, which right it refers to, and let us know if you want to be credited in the final project.