Developing a Data Charter
What is a Data Charter?
Camden is developing a Data Charter, which will give us a policy framework and set of principles to guide our approach to how we use the data we hold, now and in the future.
As the use of data by public and private bodies spreads to increasingly more aspects of our lives, Camden is committed to taking a different approach by putting our residents first as we develop a data charter. We recognise that how we use data has the potential to improve how we deliver our services, but in order to do so, we must ensure that we can be transparent, accountable, and that we have earned your trust.
To do this, we have chosen to take a deliberative approach and consult with our residents about the challenges and opportunities surrounding our use of data. Your input and contributions will feed into Camden’s new Data Charter, we believe this is the first such document to be produced by any local authority, which will set out our principles and commitments for how we will make use of your data now and in future.
This is a chance for you to shape the council’s approach to data for years to come, and to set a positive example to other local authorities of how this process can be led by the needs and concerns of our residents.
Councillor Leo Cassarani, Cabinet Advisor, Citizens Data Charter
Labour, Swiss Cottage ward
Councillor Richard Olszewski, Cabinet Member for Finance and Transformation
Labour and Co-op Party, Fortune Green ward