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Detail of outcome
This is the government’s response to the Digital Economy Act, part 5: data sharing codes and regulations consultation.
Detail of feedback received
This consultation ran for 6 weeks from 21 September to 2 November 2017, and received 38 formal responses. Most responses were supportive of the Codes of Practice, and broadly in favour of the draft Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations. Revisions have been made to all documents in light of comments received.
Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 gives government new powers to share personal information across organisational boundaries to improve public services. It says what data can be shared and for which purposes. It also includes safeguards to make sure that the privacy of citizens’ data is protected.
How to do this is explained in:
- 4 draft codes of practice for public service delivery (debt and fraud), civil registration, statistics and research
- regulations to establish objectives under the public service delivery power
We’d like to know if these are clear, complete and transparent enough to use.
Earlier versions of these documents were shared in 2016.