Policy paper

Midata voluntary programme: review

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Conclusions to a review of consumer access to personal data held by companies.



Following a review of the midata voluntary programme, the government has concluded that for now there is not a strong objective case for using powers under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to require companies to release data. We have committed to reviewing the situation again for energy in September 2014 and for other sectors in scope by the end of the year.

A summary of existing regulations, guidance and redress covering personal data is available separately.