Under Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA), the UK government is consulting on four draft data sharing codes of practice, regulations and a statement of principles.

Part 5 of the DEA provides the UK government with new powers to share personal information across organisational boundaries in order to improve public services. It stipulates what data can be shared and for which purposes, as well as establishing safeguards to ensure the privacy of citizens’ data. The consultation is looking to understand if the four draft codes of practice are clear, complete and transparent enough to use. The consultation will close on 2 November 2017.