Nigel Shadbolt appointed chair of midata

mydata is a new initiative to enable consumers to access data which relates to them held by businesses.

Midata is a joint initiative between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Cabinet Office. Professor Shadbolt will chair the midata working group which will decide the format of and mode of access to the data. A number of high profile companies will be represented on the working group, including Google, Microsoft, HSBC, MasterCard, Lloyds TSB and Centrica.