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Data Sharing | Fraud, Error & Debt | Workshop

Involve and the Cabinet Office

Friday, 18 July 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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What: Full day workshop to discuss data sharing and alternative proposals for addressing fraud, error and debt.

When: 10:00-17:00, 18 July 2014

Where: BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SE1H 0ET

The sharing of personal data held by government with other government departments has been proposed by the Cabinet Office and departments as a way of addressing the issues of fraud and debt: 

This open policy process is intended to involve a broad range of experts from civil society, academia and beyond in exploring the benefits, risks, limitations, governance and alternatives for sharing personal data within government. It will result in a policy paper outlining areas of agreement and disagreement between and within the civil society, expert and government groups involved.

Among other issues, this workshop will explore:

  • Is data sharing an effective solution to addressing the issues of fraud and debt?
  • What should be the parameters and limitations to data sharing for this purpose?
  • What alternatives are there to data sharing for addressing these issues?
  • What safeguards need to be in place to ensure public trust?
  • What scrutiny process should a data sharing proposal be required to go through?
  • How can the scrutiny of data sharing be improved (e.g. to be more transparent and accountable)?
The workshop will form the first step of the development of the policy paper.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Hughes via
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BIS Conference Centre
1 Victoria Street
SW1H 0ET London
United Kingdom

Friday, 18 July 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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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.

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