The UK government launched, last year, a ground-breaking initiative allowing its citizens access to all their personal data in one place, according to an article in Wired.
All data currently stored by government agencies as well as corporations. Thus far, 26 companies including Google and Mastercard have agreed to participate in the initative.
Through this personal data initiative or PDI, “individuals will then be able to use this data to gain insights into their own behaviour, make more informed choices about products and services, and manage their lives more efficiently,” a spokesperson for the department for business, innovation and skills writes.
More details on this project is accessible from the UK’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills.