On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Datasphere Initiative hosted a virtual event to mark the release of its report “Sandboxes for data: creating spaces for agile solutions across borders” produced with the support of the United Kingdom’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The report kick-started the Datasphere Initiative’s work to examine the model of cross-border sandboxes for data, what they could stand for, and how they could offer workable solutions for complex data challenges.
It provides a roadmap for policymakers on how to design and initiate cross-border sandboxes for data and explores how sandboxes could help address the cross-border nature of data value chains, complementing multilateral negotiations which can be lengthy in achieving consensus.
Policymakers and stakeholders across sectors and geographies were invited to a presentation of the report followed by a panel discussion with experts across government and the private sector.
Participants were invited to share their own cross-sectoral innovations – from emerging intermediaries to privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) and react to the challenges and opportunities sandboxes could provide in wider applications of data-flows to tackle friction and bottlenecks within sectors from trade, health, mobility, and biodiversity genomics.
The presentation of the report is available here.
Global Policy Lead for AI Ethics, Open Loop
Deputy Director, International Data Unit UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport
Bertrand de La Chapelle
Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative
Anne Josephine Flanagan
Data Policy & Governance Lead World Economic Forum Centre, Fourth Industrial Revolution
Senior Digital Economist/Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
Principal Deputy Director, Unit of International Affairs, Commerce and Information Bureau, METI, Japan
Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative