Bright Data from Israel to help UK with national data strategy
The Bright Initiative’s announcement follows consultation with the UK government on key issues that needed to be addressed for a sufficient data strategy across the country. Following the publication of its response to the findings, Bright Data has been a key contributor and has highlighted three main areas the UK needs to focus on: internet transparency, data literacy and ethics. data collection.
“The NDS will put the UK at the forefront of unleashing the full social and economic potential of data,” said Or Lenchner, CEO of Bright Data. “As an industry-leading online data collection platform, we believe it is our duty to do everything possible to ensure its success. The ambitious goals of the NDS will only be achieved through a truly collaborative effort of the private and public sectors. The work our Initiative is doing with this first group of partners puts this principle into practice and we look forward to developing it with others in the coming months. ”
As the NDS will be implemented through joint contributions from the private sector alongside public and nonprofit partners, Bright Data is working with a range of organizations through The Bright Initiative to help achieve these priorities. This includes sharing information on UK public sector online data protection guidelines; work with the Business Forum to organize a discussion with John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Media and Data; and organizing workshops for students at over 70 UK universities on data skills through partnerships with academic institutions such as King’s College, Royal Holloway University and Oxford University.
Bright Data is an open source data collection platform that helps businesses or organizations collect publicly accessible online data in an ethical and moral manner. The Bright Initiative program was established earlier this year and works with academic institutions, NGOs, NPOs and public sector bodies to help “ drive positive change ” through three key pillars: promoting transparency of Web, tackling social injustice and fostering data-driven expertise through education and research.