Detail of outcome
The government launched a consultation outlining proposals for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation on 13 June 2018. The consultation ran for 12 weeks and closed on 5 September 2018. We received 104 responses, from a wide range of respondents. In addition to these written responses, we received feedback through a series of roundtable discussions.
All suggestions and comments have been carefully reviewed and assessed by the government as part of its response. The response focuses primarily on clarifying the Centre’s existing functions and strengthening its reporting and recommendation functions. We have also set out where we expect the Centre to provide further clarity going forward and the mechanisms through which it should do this.
The creation of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation was announced by the Chancellor at Autumn Budget 2017. This consultation outlines our proposals for the Centre and seeks views on the way in which it will operate and its priority areas of work. We encourage responses from all those who have an interest and stake in the way data use and AI are governed and regulated.