Private sector access to public sector personal data: exploring data value and benefit-sharing

The aim of this review is to enable the Scottish Government to explore the issues relevant to the access of public sector personal data.

Bios Of The Authors

Anna Berti Suman is Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher at the European Commission Joint Research Centre. Through the project "SensJus", she is performing research on the potential of civic monitoring as a source of evidence for environmental litigation and as a tool to foster environmental mediation. She is a Qualified Barrister in environmental and climate law under the Bar Association of Rome, following cases at Systasis - Study Centre for the Management of Environmental Conflicts, Milan. Anna obtained her PhD from the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) with a project aimed at investigating how grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology influence the governance of environmental health risk. She has a background in Law from the University of Bologna and Transnational Law from the University of Geneva. Her specialisations are International and European Environmental Law, Health Law and Technology, Data Governance and Participatory Data Spaces, Social Innovation. She has work and research experience in the health sector, environmental sector and water law. Her professional page can be found at:

Stephanie Switzer is a senior lecturer in the University of Strathclyde's Law School and has extensive consultancy and research experience. She holds an LLB (first class Honours) degree in Law and a PhD in international law. She is a founding member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and has expertise in undertaking qualitative research. She has delivered on several knowledge exchange projects and was also involved in a consultancy for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity which looked at a particular aspect of the benefit-sharing regime internationally, a subject matter that aligns closely with the thematic content of this project on data value and public benefit. She therefore has considerable experience and expertise in looking at issues relating to how data is valued and how the benefits from such data can be shared. Her professional profile can be found here:

Views and opinions expressed in this study are those of the authors only and do not by any means reflect those of the authors' institutions.



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