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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