The Data Charter
We have developed a Data Charter to guide how we collect, process and share data ethically in Camden.
Camden Council's Data Charter (PDF)
We believe that data rights are human rights. We make extensive use of a wide range of data to improve residents' experiences with council services.
We recognise there are challenges in ensuring trust in organisations that use people’s personal information, and the possibilities can be misunderstood. In the spirit of transparency, we are determined to show how a public organisation can lead the way and act as a responsible custodian of data.
Data Charter principles
The principles of the Data Charter are:
1. Build trust through transparency
2. Provide accountability and oversight
3. Make sure data is secure, safe and ethical
4. Make sure data is used for public good and be mindful of residents' data
5. Be beneficial for all by using an outcomes-based approach
6. Be clear about how we use residents' data
7. Protect individuals' rights and privacy
For more information about the principles, as well as the vision, governance and success criteria, read the full Data Charter (PDF).
We developed the Data Charter in collaboration with residents, community groups and partner organisations.
We have made a set of commitments in response to the Data Charter.
The Data Charter is a call to action to all organisations in the borough – we need to work together to have the biggest impact on building trust in data sharing.
If you have any questions about the Data Charter or data use in Camden, email CamdensDataCharter@camden.gov.uk
Please check back for further opportunities to have your say about the Data Charter and data in Camden.