Data Ethics Framework

Public sector organisations should use the Data Ethics Framework to guide the appropriate use of data to inform policy and service design.



The Data Ethics Framework consists of a set of principles, guidance and a workbook to guide the design of appropriate data use in the public sector. Building on the 2016 Data Science Ethical Framework, the Data Ethics Framework helps teams clarify their ethical decisions when using data for government projects.

Use the Data Ethics Workbook to record your team’s ethical decisions and considerations as your data project progresses.

We would like to hear from those using the Data Ethics Framework, please email with feedback.

Published 13 June 2018