Data for Policy is a premier global forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the impact and potentials of the digital revolution in the government sector. Established in 2015 with its inaugural conference ‘Policy-Making in the Big Data Era’, it is an independent non-profit initiative registered in the UK as a Community Interest Company. It is supported by a large number of key stakeholders, including prestigious academic institutions, government departments, international agencies, non-profit institutions, and businesses.

The inception of Data for Policy, in 2015, was as a result of the observation, by academics in the field, that the rapidly emerging and developing digital technologies can be utilised to inform and direct public policy. The central idea was to bring together technologists and those involved in public policy, and thereby facilitate an interdisciplinary forum of discussion.

The inaugural conference was in 2015; since then further conferences have followed –

Data for Policy 2019, London – Digital Trust and Personal Data

Data for Policy 2017, London – Government by Algorithm?

Data for Policy 2016, Cambridge – Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices, and Projections

Data for Policy 2015, Cambridge – Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges


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Data for Policy CIC is a fully independent not-for-profit initiative relying on funds generated through events and projects. We also welcome donations – so if you like our work and want to support us, please consider donating directly via Bank Transfer to:

Data for Policy CIC
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Account Number: 33915806
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Kind regards,

Data for Policy Team

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