Technology is transforming all parts of our daily life: from how we communicate and receive news and information, to how we shop, bank and access public services. It brings huge opportunities, but also significant challenges. 

Ci is looking at the impact these changes are having on society and particularly what this means for digital trust. We believe that more needs to be done to put trust – in data, in technology, and in the organisations which regulate, develop and use them – at the heart of new policies, standards and frameworks; and for it to underpin proposals such as the Government’s Digital Charter and the Opposition’s Digital Bill of Rights. We are working with partner organisations from civic society, business, academia and others to achieve this. If you’d like to be involved, please contact us at


Ci’s Your Data, Your Rights project will be the focus for this work. Check our blog for regular updates. 

We will also be focusing on data and trust on the Observatory for a Connected Society during May, with a series of exclusive comment pieces from high-profile contributors as well as themed digests bringing together all the latest research and insight.


Learn more about our work on Digital Trust: