Closed consultation

Digital Economy Act, part 5: data sharing codes and regulations

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We’re looking for views on whether the draft codes of practice and regulations on public service delivery are clear and usable.

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Consultation description

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.


The Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2017

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Published 21 September 2017