Consultation workshop on government data sharing proposals, following on from last year's data sharing open policy process.
The Cabinet Office will be running two workshops facilitated by Involve to feed into the Cabinet Office’s ‘Better use of data in government’ consultation, which opened on 29 February and closes on 22 April 2016:
- Workshop 1 (22 March)
- Workshop 2 (11 April)
This workshop on 22 March will provide an opportunity for the Cabinet Office to draw on the expertise and knowledge of the network about the detail of the proposals, focusing on the constraints on powers specified in primary legislation and consistency between the three strands of proposals: Public Service Delivery; Fraud and Debt; and Research and Statistics. We will be circulating an outline agenda and more materials for this event in the next few days.
The second workshop on 11 April will focus on the codes of practice that will sit alongside the powers, and will also provide an opportunity for those taking part to raise any other significant issues that they think are important for the Cabinet Office to hear. Details of venue and timings for 11 April workshop TBC. A separate Eventbrite page will be set up for 11 April workshop.
While they will not constitute a formal response to the consultation, the workshops are part of the ongoing open policy making process intended to inform thinking.
Feel free to circulate this invitation to those with an interest in attending, bearing in mind that this is intended to be a focused conversation for those with expertise in the types of powers proposed and/ or the safeguards.
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Involve and the Cabinet Office
Involve is a civil society organisation with expertise in public participation. We work towards a vision of a stronger, more inclusive democracy through opening up decision making with citizens.
The Cabinet Office data sharing team has responsibility for coordinating the development of data sharing policy proposals across government.