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Government reviewing data sharing legal barriers

Kable - Cabinet Office consultation will consider allowing dataset sharing between individual departments and contractors for delivering public services

The Cabinet Office is in the process of consulting on proposals that could allow for personal data to be shared between various government departments, authorities and contractors.

The ongoing consultancy process has been outlined in a 'discussion document' produced by the Cabinet Office's Data Sharing Policy Team that outlines potential plans to link together thousands of state databases for use by public, private, and third party groups.