The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, it is data. In the Information Age, data powers growth and change, and offers new opportunities for fairer and more efficient societies. But this prospect is hampered for various reasons. One of these is that less than 1% of all data is actually used, shared and analysed. Because of uncertainty about security, privacy and other legal issues such as data ownership, organisations do not share data at all or resort to individual contracts for exchanging data. Which means we are missing big opportunities.