Government Urged to “Stop Choosing Ignorance” over Data Policy


A consortium of civil society groups has called on the British government to urgently improve how it approaches the use and provision of data, saying in a hard-hitting joint letter that “without major and sustained effort, the UK risks falling behind other countries over the next decade and never being able to catch up.”

The letter suggests that the upcoming governmental spending review be paired with the forthcoming National Data Strategy, so the government can set out long-term plans on how it will radically modernise its approach to public data.

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