DECODE Pilot Impact Fact Sheet

Tuesday 5th November 2019
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Whether it’s frustration at having to share excessive information for simple online processes, or fears about who might be able to access your details on social media, the public are increasingly anxious about their personal data. DECODE’s research and development effort has focused on new ideas to enable people to consciously share their data in an independent, secure and trusted way and donate it to improve public services as they see fit.

The project managed to strike a balance between protecting citizens digital rights and their data sovereignty, while at the same time leveraging the power of shared data to solve the most pressing problems in the city, make better decisions and improve citizen participation. The technology has been tested in two pioneering European cities, Amsterdam and Barcelona, showing that viable alternatives can be promoted and scaled. 

This factsheet summarises the impact of these four pilots.