Extract defining the cross- UK objectives for data sharing, consulted on by the Cabinet Office, taken from the Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2017 (available here ).
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations relate to the disclosure of information in relation to public service delivery, pursuant to section 35 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30) (“the Act”).
Regulation 2 specifies the objectives set out in the Schedule for the purposes of improving public service delivery. This permits the specified persons identified from the list of specified persons set out in Schedule 4 to the Act to share information for the purposes of each objective.
The Schedule sets out four objectives. The multiple disadvantages objective enables the disclosure of information to enable the identification of individuals or households who face multiple disadvantages. The television retuning objective enables the disclosure of information in order to identify individuals and households and offer support under a television retuning scheme to individuals affected by changes to radio frequencies currently used by terrestrial television broadcasts at 470-790 MHz. The fuel poverty … objectives enable the disclosure of information for the purposes of fuel poverty … as defined in section… 36(10) … of the Act.
A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sectors is foreseen.