New rights need new services
The way that companies collect and process data about us gives them a lot of power. GDPR allows us to challenge that power and hold companies to account.
So far, many companies have treated GDPR as a compliance exercise, doing the bare minimum to avoid being penalised. As a result, our new rights have been buried in long, unwieldy privacy policies — that nobody reads.
There’s an opportunity to build new services that help people exercise their new rights, which is why we’ve worked on Data Rights Finder with Open Rights Group. The site helps people understand how companies use personal data and guides people through making requests under GDPR.
Come build new things
We’re running a hackday on in London on the 13th October to bring people together, to imagine and develop creative ways that the API and dataset could be used.