Discussion document published

A discussion document outlining the Cabinet Office’s thinking to date on data sharing proposals is now available via the Current Proposals section of this website.

As noted on the page, these proposals are intended as a starting point for discussion during the open policy process. In the coming weeks, working groups of civil society organisations, experts and government will be established on each of the initial three strands – research & statistics; tailored public services for individuals; and fraud, error & debt – to explore:

  • The purpose behind data sharing (i.e. the problem it is intended to solve)
  • The evidence of the benefits and risk of data sharing, and the trade-offs between them
  • The extent of the power that government should be granted to share data
  • The safeguards that should be established

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Tim Hughes

About Tim Hughes

Tim is Involve's incoming director, taking over from 21st January 2017. Tim has led campaigns and advocacy on open government; advised national, devolved and local governments, civil society organisations and multilateral institutions; and researched and written on topics including public participation, open government, democratic reform, civil society advocacy and public administration.

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