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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The implications of the new data-sharing code for public services

Public Services Committee
The implications of the new data-sharing code for public services

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.00pm (public)


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Peers to quiz Information Commissioner about the implications for public services of the new Data-Sharing Code

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham will face questions from peers on Wednesday 13 January from 3.00pm about the implications for public services of the new Data-Sharing Code

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Work The implications of the new data-sharing code for public services (Non-inquiry session)
Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office
Deputy Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Work The implications of the new data-sharing code for public services (Non-inquiry session)
Head of Public Affairs at Children's Commissioner for England
Head of Communications and External Affairs at NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)
Solace spokesperson for Digital Leadership, and Chief Executive, Wigan MBC at Solace

During its recent inquiry, the Public Services Committee heard that a culture of risk aversion represented a significant barrier to data-sharing between public services. Data-sharing failures during the COVID-19 pandemic had resulted from the fact that public service leaders did not fully understand the existing regulations, and were not sufficiently confident in their ability to share data for the public good.

Possible questions:

  • How does the Information Commissioner’s Office’s new code support public services to remove barriers to data-sharing?
  • Has the new code addressed concerns that there had been data-sharing failures during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Does the new code address the problem that services working with children often struggle to understand the legal basis for sharing information due to the various laws governing data held on children?
  • What are the major obstacles to effective data-sharing between the NHS and council-funded services?

Further information:

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)