There is a class of data that sits between open licensed data and strictly private data — and that is transacted data protected by considerations of individual privacy or commercial privacy (that said, commercially private data that is shared too widely will doubtless soon lose its trade secret status).
The United Kingdom government is
currently running a Modernising Energy Data Access
Non‑profit Icebreaker One participated in phases I and II of MEDA and have just been awarded the phase III contract to implement their proposal.
Their portal will be called Open
Energy and will include both non‑open data and genuinely
open data. The non‑open data will be subject to a sophisticated
system of internal governance complete with accreditation,
brokerage, dispute resolution, and the ability to sanction. The
data itself will signal its content, restrictions on use, and
related characteristics — thereby removing the need for
expensive and time‑consuming bilateral agreement before
consumption can occur.
Icebreaker One are holding a one
hour presentation in two weeks time — registration is required:
This event should be of particular interest to those working with
smart energy systems that necessarily need to transact
close‑to‑real‑time household information in a secure but enabled
environment. It should also be of more general interest because
Icebreaker One are one of very few initiatives that understand the
difference between open and non‑open data.
I contributed to Icebreaker One advisory group 2 (AG2) on legal
and policy during phase II and therefore gained some insight into
the project, its direction, and what some of the challenges ahead
might be. And I am absolutely thrilled that Gavin Starks and his
team made it through to the implementation phase.
with best wishes, Robbie
|Subject:||[Icebreaker One] Open Energy — we won|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Feb 2021 15:23:06 +0000|
|From:||Gavin Starks <ga...@icebreakerone.org>|
|Reply-To:||Gavin Starks <ga...@icebreakerone.org>|