Advancing Data Justice in the Future Generations Act

Project Lead

Lina Dencik, Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University

Supporting Partner(s)

Future Generations Commissioner

Project Summary

The Future Generations Act (FGA) was implemented in 2015 with a commitment to embrace and invest in ‘the technologies of the future’ as a way to provide social benefits and mitigate problems. Yet, it is not clear how this commitment will be approached and carried out in order to ensure that important social justice concerns about technology are considered.

This project will identify the possibilities and challenges for enhancing policy frameworks informed by civic participation and data justice in relation to technology around the FGA. It will look at three areas: Models of public engagement (e.g citizen juries, task forces); Public procurement processes (e.g. impact assessments, expert consultations); and Data governance frameworks (e.g. data trusts, public ownership).