Finding ways to share data while upholding data sovereignty is a key issue to succeed in building the digital economy. One way to achieve this is to install data intermediaries – so-called data trusts – that facilitate this process. Their role is to orchestrate data sharing for organizations and individuals by ensuring that data sovereignty (i.e., the right to decide how data can be used) remains with the data provider. However, while the concept is promising, research on it is still in its infancy. The paper tackles exactly that issue as we collect data on data trusts (interviews and publically available information) and construct a general solution space for designing data trusts. With our research, we provide an overview as well as options for designing data trusts.
Stachon, Maleen; Möller, Frederik; Guggenberger, Tobias; Tomczyk, Martin; and Henning, Jan-Luca, "UNDERSTANDING DATA TRUSTS" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research-in-Progress Papers. 36.