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The Data Ethics Framework is a set of principles to guide the design of appropriate data use in the public sector. It is aimed at anyone working with data in the public sector, including:
data practitioners (for example statisticians, analysts and data scientists)
people helping to produce data-informed insight
The ‘Data Ethics Framework: legislation and codes of practice for use of data’ document outlines the main pieces of legislation that apply to using data.
The ‘Data Ethics Framework: editable template’ document will help teams working with data record their answers to the framework questions.
Replaced the 2018 Data Ethics Framework with the 2020 version. The 2020 Data Ethics Framework consists of 3 overarching principles (transparency, accountability, fairness) and 5 specific actions that will help teams improve ethical standards in their work.