Council, the trustees of the Royal Statistical Society, met on 27 June for the second time in 2018. The annual accounts for 2017 were approved as well as an inflationary increase in membership fees. Both of these matters will go to the Society’s AGM in September.
Council approved the formation of a new Data Ethics Special Interest Group. The chair will be Peter Elias, and the group plans to engage with topics such as the role of data trusts, data stewardship responsibilities, privacy commission structures and other emerging issues.