Consultation outcome

UK National Data Strategy (NDS) consultation

This consultation has concluded

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Consultation feedback has confirmed that the framework we set out in the National Data Strategy is fit for purpose and that we must now take action to ensure that we make the most of data’s many opportunities

Original consultation


Consultation on the framework National Data Strategy (NDS).

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Consultation description

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The consultation on the framework National Data Strategy (NDS) was launched during London Tech Week 2020 to explore whether or not the strategy appropriately reflects the opportunities and challenges of our hyper-digital world and considers all relevant priorities, potential trade-offs and decisions. Building on the considered, evidence-based approach used in developing the NDS, the consultation sought to ensure that the framework strategy has set the right overall direction and approach, as reflected in questions 1-4. It also sought to ensure that the strategy’s missions, associated areas of focus, and policy proposals have received proper scrutiny and input, as reflected in questions 5-19.

The consultation ran for a total of 13 weeks.

The government’s response to the consultation was published in May 2021, giving careful consideration of all submitted responses.


Published 9 September 2020
Last updated 18 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation response.

  2. Updated text to reflect end of consultation.

  3. Extension of consultation deadline.

  4. First published.