Digital Policy Technology & Innovation
Event Recap June 23, 2021

Event | Data trusts and the global COVID-19 response

By the GeoTech Center

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Event description

On April 15, 2020, Lord Tim Clement-Jones and Dame Wendy Hall shared their perspectives in a live video discussion titled Why data trusts could help us better respond and rebuild from COVID-19 globally and moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of Data Trusts in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.

The hour-long discussion asked key questions: What are data trusts? What roles can Data Trusts play in the global response to COVID-19? What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom’s activities involving data trusts and AI? Most importantly, Lord Clement-Jones, Dame Hall, and Dr. Bray presented actionable steps that Google, Apple, or any other major tech company or coalition could enact to move forward with a data trust initiative to help the world respond to and recover from COVID-19.


Lord Tim Clement-Jones
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Wendy Hall, PhD
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

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