Closed consultation

Consultation on revised Code of Data Matching Practice

We are analysing your feedback

Visit this page again soon to download the outcome to this public feedback.

Summary

This consultation is focused on reviewing the Code of Practice around the Cabinet Office data matching exercises, such as the National Fraud Initiative (NFI).

This consultation ran from
to

Consultation description

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 schedule 9, paragraph 7 requires the Minister for the Cabinet Office to continuously review the Code of Data Matching Practice (“The Code”) and consult stakeholders before it is altered.

The purpose of this Code is to help ensure that the Cabinet Office and its staff, auditors and all persons and bodies involved in data matching exercises comply with the law, especially data protection legislation, and to promote good practice in data matching.

The Code has been reviewed and updated, where necessary, to:

  • take account of the release of the NFI fraud prevention AppCheck tool and FraudHub technology;
  • take account of the latest Information Commissioner’s guidance on privacy notices and forthcoming changes to data protection legislation and
  • remove references to obsolete legislation and bodies.

Responses to this consultation should be sent to: nfiqueries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

This consultation is open for 6 weeks. Feedback on the consultation process will be published on this web page in due course.

Following consultation a copy of the updated code will be laid before Parliament.

Documents

Code of Data Matching Practice

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Data deletion schedule

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

List of consultees

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Published 21 September 2017