Trust Law, Fiduciaries, and Data Trusts

By Siddharth Manohar

The ‘trust’ framing of responsibility has emerged as a popular one in discussing the necessary safeguards and governance measures in data sharing for public good. This paper examines the basis for its popularity, the opportunities that it presents, and the warnings shared by some thinkers on the challenges of applying a fiduciary framework to steward functions over data sharing.

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