Category Archives: Meeting invitations

Workshop registrations

Below is a list of all the organisations who registered to attend one or more of the workshops:

Amber Hawk
Association of Medical Research Councils
Bank of England
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Big Brother Watch
BOND
British Library
Cambridge University
Catch 22
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Childrens Society
Citizens Advice
Data for Policy conference, Cambridge University
Data Talk
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Demographic Decisions
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Department of Population Health, Oxford University
Department of Public Health, Oxford University
Economic and Social Research Council
Edinburgh University
Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University
Energy UK
Essex University
Faculty of Law, Oxford University
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
Greater London Authority
HACT
HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Homeless Link
Informatica
Information Commissioners Office
Institute of Education
KPMG
LB Redbridge
Leicester City Council
Leicester University
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
London School of Economics
Magnet Solutions
My Dex
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
New Philanthropy Capital
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle University
nPower
Nuffield Foundation
Office for National Statistics
Open Corporates
Open Data Institute
Open Data Services Co-operative
Open Rights Group
Optical Confederation
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Practical Participation
Princes Trust
Pro Bono Economics
Royal Society
Royal Statistical Society
Somerset Council
Southampton University
St Basils
Swansea University
Telecommunicaitions UK Fraud Forum
University College London
University of Essex
Valuation Office Agency
Vivas Ltd
Warwick University
Wellcome Trust
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Invitation to data sharing consultation workshop, Monday 11 April 2016

The Cabinet Office is running two workshops facilitated by Involve to feed into the Cabinet Office’s ‘Better use of data in government’ consultation, which opened on 29 February and closes on 22 April 2016. The first of these workshops took place on 22 March. The notes from this workshop, which examined the Cabinet Office’s policy proposals in detail, will be available on the data sharing website shortly. The second of these workshops will take place on 11 April. Please note that it is not necessary to have attended the first workshop to attend this second workshop.

This workshop on 11 April will provide an opportunity for the Cabinet Office to draw on the expertise and knowledge of the network, focusing on the development of principles and codes of practice that will support the proposed powers on: Public Service Delivery; Fraud and Debt; and Research and Statistics. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to raise any other issues on the proposals that you think should be considered. We will be circulating more materials for this workshop prior to the event. Register to attend this workshop here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-sharing-consultation-workshop-ii-tickets-24254138782 

While they will not constitute a formal response to the consultation, the workshops are part of the ongoing open policy making process intended to inform thinking.

Invitation to data sharing consultation workshop, Tuesday 22 March 2016

The Cabinet Office will be running two workshops facilitated by Involve to feed into the Cabinet Office’s ‘Better use of data in government’ consultation, which opened on 29 February and closes on 22 April 2016:

Workshop 1 (22 March)
– Workshop 2 (11 April)

The first workshop on 22 March will provide an opportunity for the Cabinet Office to draw on the expertise and knowledge of the network about the detail of the proposals, focusing on the constraints on powers specified in primary legislation and consistency between the three strands of proposals: Public Service Delivery; Fraud and Debt; and Research and Statistics. We will be circulating an outline agenda and more materials for this event in the next few days. Register to attend this workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-sharing-consultation-workshop-i-tickets-23103346732

The second workshop on 11 April will focus on the codes of practice that will sit alongside the powers, and will also provide an opportunity for those taking part to raise any other significant issues that they think are important for the Cabinet Office to hear. Details of venue and timings for 11 April workshop TBC. A separate Eventbrite page will be set up for 11 April workshop.

While they will not constitute a formal response to the consultation, the workshops are part of the ongoing open policy making process intended to inform thinking.

 

Invitation to data sharing sessions in January 2016

Many of you were involved in the year-long open policy-making process on data sharing proposals, which concluded before the General Election. During this process we looked at policy proposals to improve public sector access to data for the purposes of:

  • supporting better research and statistics to enable better evidence-based decision making on the modern economy and social issues;
  • combating fraud against the public sector and reducing debt with government; and
  • ensuring that public services are delivered to those who need them, when they need them, by better targeted delivery.

Since the conclusions of the process were made available at www.datasharing.org.uk earlier this year we have continued to develop the proposals in the spirit of what was agreed, on which we may go to public consultation in late January/February 2016. In advance of this, you are invited to attend two sessions in January, to:

  • Update you on our work since
  • Review, improve & feedback on the proposals
  • Help shape the upcoming consultation

The first session will take place on 6 January and the second on 19 January. Both sessions will run between 10am to 2pm in a venue to be confirmed in Central London.

We appreciate that the Christmas and New Year period will place many demands on your time, but we would be grateful if you could make time to contribute your views to this important matter and set a placeholder in your diaries. We will send you an agenda and discussion papers shortly along with confirmation of the venue. We expect a lot of interest in the event, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

Cabinet Office Data Sharing Team
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Please RSVP for the sessions via the following links. They will cover different issues, so ideally we would like participants to attend both:
Session 1, which will review the data sharing proposals: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-sharing-workshop-i-tickets-19952384118
Session 2, which will review the possible public consultation: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-sharing-workshop-ii-tickets-19952324941

Data Sharing Proposals Workshop | Cardiff | 11 September 2014

10am-4pm, Thursday 11th September 2014
Companies House, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ

The UK Government have been working in partnership with public sector, civil society and privacy organisations over the last 5 months to jointly develop policy and legislative proposals for three key problem areas:

  • Better understanding UK society and economy, through enhanced research and statistics;
  • Tackling fraud and better management of debt; and
  • More effective tailoring of public services.

The process has highlighted there are clear privacy and data security concerns with the sharing of information between government departments and agencies, as well as concerns with the transparency and accountability of the existing data sharing landscape.

A workshop, facilitated by the Cabinet Office, will explore data sharing in relation to each of these issues in a devolved context.

As there are limited places available we are inviting expressions of interest from Welsh Civil Society organisations who wish to take part.

Among other issues, the workshop will explore:

  • Is data sharing an effective solution to addressing the issue?
  • What should be the parameters and limitations to data sharing for this purpose?
  • What alternatives are there to data sharing for addressing these issues?
  • What safeguards need to be in place to ensure public trust?
  • What scrutiny process should a data sharing proposal be required to go through?
  • How can the scrutiny of data sharing be improved (e.g. to be more transparent and accountable)?
  • What cross-border issues need to be considered in the context of data sharing?

Based on emerging findings from an open policy making approach to date, this workshop will begin to help Civil Society and the Welsh Government understand any implications of these proposals for Wales.

To register interest – please email datasharingpolicy@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk

Full day workshops | Meeting invitations

Data sharing – the sharing of personal information between organisations – has been proposed by government as a solution to three groups of issues:

  • Tackling fraud and better management of debt
  • Better understanding UK society and economy, through enhanced research and statistics
  • More effective tailoring of public services

On the other side, there are clear privacy and data security concerns with the sharing of personal information between government departments and agencies, as well as concerns with the transparency and accountability of the existing data sharing landscape.

These workshops, jointly facilitated by the Cabinet Office and Involve, will explore data sharing in relation to each of these issues.

This open policy process is intended to involve a broad range of experts from civil society, academia and beyond in exploring the benefits, risks, limitations, governance and alternatives for sharing personal data within government. It will result in a policy paper outlining areas of agreement and disagreement between and within the civil society, expert and government groups involved.

Among other issues, the workshops will explore:

  • Is data sharing an effective solution to addressing the issue?
  • What should be the parameters and limitations to data sharing for this purpose?
  • What alternatives are there to data sharing for addressing these issues?
  • What safeguards need to be in place to ensure public trust?
  • What scrutiny process should a data sharing proposal be required to go through?
  • How can the scrutiny of data sharing be improved (e.g. to be more transparent and accountable)?

These workshops will form the first step of the development of the policy paper. Explore this site for more information on this open policy process and to see what has taken place already.