Data science team explores ethical issues

A partnership of government organisations is looking into ethics and for ways to increase the relevant skills in the public sector A government team is exploring the ethical issues around data science as part of its effort to develop public sector capabilities in the field. Jane Naylor, senior principal methodologist at the Office of National Statistics (ONS), highlighted the work in a presentation on data science at last week’s Central Government Business and Technology Conference, staged by Whitehall Media. She said it one of four streams under the Government Data Science Partnership, which was set up at the turn of the year and comprises a number of organisations including the ONS and the Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Government Office for Science. Naylor emphasised the importance of ethical issues…


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