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Lack of clarity encourages inconsistency

The law that governs how public bodies share data must be ‘modernised, simplified & clarified’, according to the Law Commission. Law reform will help to create a principled & clear legal structure for protecting individual privacy and for the data sharing required by today’s public bodies and the people they serve.  The review has identified a widespread lack of knowledge & understanding among public bodies of the circumstances in which information may be disclosed, to whom and for what purposes.

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