Government plans Council of Data Science Ethics

Response to committee report agrees on need for ethical framework, but deflects call for data protection audits in local government The Government has agreed to the creation of a Council of Data Science Ethics and the development of an ethical framework for data science in government. It has told Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee that it will go along with the recommendation in its The big data dilemma report, published in February. But it has delayed a definitive answer to another recommendation for local government to be subject to data protection audits by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The Government’s newly published response document says it recognises the need for leadership in the use of data science, and that is ready to consider how a Council for Data Science Ethics should be…


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