Government sets out data science ethics guide

Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock announces new framework based on six good practice principles User benefits, respect for privacy and security should be key features in the growing use of data for making policy and operational decisions, according to a new framework published by the Cabinet Office. Its Data Science Ethical Framework outline six principles aimed at helping government organisations and others to deal with the legal aspects of thinking through some of the issues that, while sitting outside the law, could cause problems if badly handled. The need for a framework has been growing as government has taken an increasing interest in data science along with its effort to build a national data infrastructure. The Government Digital Service has been leading the effort to promote its potential, and recently teamed…


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