Data Trusts may provide a way to monetize citizen data

The EU, Google and others are exploring various ways to utilize massive amounts of consumer data with permission from and accountability to individuals via data trusts that would manage the data on their behalf. This is not a new concept, but it is one that may gain traction as individuals exercise rights to ownership of their data. Here’s a paper I recently published in the Journal of Data Protection & Privacy, Volume 4 Number 2, published by Henry Stewart Publications,, that explores this in-depth.