The Financial Times reports the use of data trusts for storing and sharing anonymized data is raising privacy and governance concerns. The trusts help obtain value from anonymized data while steering clear of privacy regulations. However, regulations like the EU General Data Protection Regulation test the trusts, as the law calls for user consent and data subjects' rights to delete data upon their request. The U.K.'s Open Data Institute began a pilot study for the trusts earlier this year, looking at whether they could hold audio and images from a range of sources, which algorithms could then use to provide real-time alerts on illegal wildlife trade. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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