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New Data Sharing Powers in the Digital Economy Bill

Much has been written about the complexities of the current legal regime relating to public sector data sharing. Over the years this blog has covered many stops and starts by the government when attempting to make the law clearer. The … Continue reading

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    I bought a new car. On delivery day it was in the showroom draped in a royal blue cloth with a sign saying Reserved for Mr Onassis. The salesman before handing me the keys mumbled in an apologetic … Continue reading

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All Change for Data Sharing?

Last year the Law Commission launched a consultation on the law around sharing of personal information between public sector organisations. The paper outlined the current law and asked 22 broad questions. In July, following analysis of the consultation responses, the … Continue reading

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To Share or not to share, that is the question

As many data protection practitioners are well aware, there is a whole raft of legislation affecting the sharing of personal data. There are laws to tell us we must share. There are laws to tell us we absolutely must not … Continue reading

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Data Sharing Consultation – Do we need new laws?

The Law Commission has opened a consultation on the law around sharing of personal information between public sector organisations. Law Commissioner Frances Patterson QC says: “It could be that more data sharing would improve public services but, if that is … Continue reading

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The PM has set up an Information sharing task force.

And what will the task force do? It will report back. In what way will it report back? Urgently. What sort of priority will it have? The highest. What will the report do? It will land on the PM’s desk. … Continue reading

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New Data Sharing Laws: Too Far, Too Fast?

According a story in the Guardian newspaper last week, proposals to be published in May by the Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, are expected to make it easier for government and public-sector organisations to share confidential information supplied by the … Continue reading

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