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The Debt and Fraud Information Sharing Review Board has been established by the UK government to oversee any non-devolved and England-only information sharing under the debt and fraud powers in Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.
The Review Board assesses proposals to use the powers and considers whether the requirements to use the powers are met. It makes recommendations to the Minister for the Cabinet Office on whether proposals should be accepted for implementation, accepted subject to amendments, or declined. All approved proposals must proceed as pilots in the first instance.
The Review Board monitors the pilots and supports any decisions made on the basis of pilot outcomes, such as implementing the data share on a wider scale. The Review Board gathers and analyses evidence on the effectiveness of the pilots in order to assist the review of the powers after three years.
The purpose and objectives of the Review Board fulfil the functions as outlined in the Code of Practice.
It is important that citizens can understand:
what data is being shared
the specific purposes for which it is being shared
which bodies are disclosing and receiving that data
the potential benefits to be derived from the data sharing
where appropriate, how long that data will be held for
The Code of Practice states that this information is held on a searchable, electronic register. The register covers all active information sharing pilots approved by the Review Board.
The Review Board consists of qualified subject matter experts gathered from across government, as well as representatives from the ICO and appropriate public representative bodies.
Mike Molloy - central government
Mark Sutcliffe - central government
Chris Mullan - central government
John Viggers - central government
Mark Richardson - central government
Mark Cheeseman - central government
Steven Coppard - central government
Darren Shillington - central government
Stephen Quick - central government
Graeme Bowers - central government
Tim Savill - local government
Andy Taplin - local government
Helen Morris - Welsh Government
Stuart Stevenson - Northern Ireland Office
Peter Tutton - Step Change Debt Charity
Kevin Shaw - Money Advice Service
Peter Wallwork - Credit Services Association
Alistair Chrisholm - Payplan
Edgar Whitley - Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
Louise Bennet - Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
Judith Jones - Information Commissioner’s Office
It is expected that The Debt and Fraud Information Sharing Review Board will meet monthly, except in instances where there is no business to discuss.