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Publication - Consultation paper

Digital Economy Act 2017: data sharing consultation

Published: 12 Dec 2017

A consultation on the public bodies able to make use of new powers following passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017.

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Digital Economy Act 2017: data sharing consultation
Annex B

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Annex B

Scottish public bodies able to share data for each objective

This is an indicative note of proposed uses of data. Any use of data is subject to the continuing restrictions and safeguards on data protection noted at paragraph 4.2 in the body of this consultation.

Name of Scottish public body

Multiple Disadvantage Objective

Television Retuning Objective

Fuel Poverty Objective

Scottish Government

This would allow Scottish Government to share data with relevant bodies for the purpose of targeting and improving public services for individuals who meet two or more of the criteria under this objective.

This would allow the Scottish Government to share data with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for the purpose of:

1) handling data on behalf of Local Authorities in relation to heat mapping.

2) meeting approvals for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies

Local Government

This would allow Scottish Local Authorities to share data with relevant bodies for the purpose of targeting and improving public services for individuals who meet two or more of the criteria under this objective.

This would allow Scottish Local Authorities to share data with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Secretary of State for Defence to identify individuals and households to offer support with television retuning.

This would allow Scottish Local Authorities to share data with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for the purpose of introducing Local Heat and Energy Strategies.

Skills Development Scotland

This would allow, if the objective was adapted accordingly, Skills Development Scotland to share data with HMRC for the purpose of enhancing service delivery for, and reporting of, individuals under the age of 25 who are not in education or training and who meet two or more criteria under this objective.

Others

A person providing services in connection with a specified objective to a specified person who is a public authority

This would allow data to be shared where bodies use contractors or other bodies to provide services limited to specific purposes subject to non-disclosure safeguards - see section 35(4)(b) and (5) and paragraph 28 of schedule 4 of the Act (and the criminal offence for any unauthorised disclosure of personal information in section 41).


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