Data licences

A way of putting people in control of how their data is used

A data licence is a design pattern that puts people in control of their data, letting them set the rules of engagement. By answering a short series of straightforward questions, users customise their data licence to form a contract with the other party.

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Data licences relate to our work cataloguing the ways people are able to share data. New data sharing patterns are essential for the growing number of things that collect data, particularly those that give people more agency when it comes to how their data is used.

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We built a toolkit for making data licences for the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House.

If you couldn't make it along, you can make a licence now.