Ministry of Justice
Data governance panel formed to improve use of court and tribunals data
A senior data governance panel will provide independent expert advice on the use of justice data across courts and tribunals.
From January 2023, a senior data governance panel has been formed. This represents a commitment by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice, and Senior President of the Tribunals to maximise the benefits in the use of data created in the justice system of England and Wales.
About the senior data governance panel
The panel will offer independent expert advice and guidance on issues referred to it by HMCTS, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Judiciary.
Its role is to advise and give guidance on the access to and use of court and tribunals data, focussing on 4 main principles:
- open justice
- independence of the judiciary
- rule of law
- maintaining public confidence in the justice system
It will enable the Judiciary, HMCTS, and MOJ to make the best possible use of data to improve public services. It will support the development of data in the wider justice system, increasing transparency and encouraging innovation throughout government and beyond.
The panel will be made up of:
- 5 senior officials of HMCTS and MOJ, including a co-Chair
- 5 senior judges, including a co-Chair
- at least 5 independent experts
The panel aims to attract experts in open data, social research and emerging technologies such as machine learning. It also welcomes those familiar with the ‘LawTech’ sector and those with experience of exploring the effect of justice on socially or economically disadvantaged groups.
Find more information about how the panel’s independent expert members are recruited.
If you want to know more about the panel, email its secretariat team.
Original article link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/data-governance-panel-formed-to-improve-use-of-court-and-tribunals-data
Latest News from
Ministry of Justice
Plans to protect children under new mediation reforms23/03/2023 15:20:00
Government to fund mandatory mediation for separating couples.
Leading UK bosses join mission to get thousands more prisoners into work23/03/2023 11:15:00
More than 90 business experts have been enlisted as prison employment advisors to help drive thousands of prison leavers into work and away from a life of crime.
Celebrating Super Women In Tech21/03/2023 16:15:00
Blog posted by: Lindsay Hancock, 21 March 2023 – Categories: a great place to work, gender equality, Women in Tech.
London hosts major international war crimes meeting as UK boosts support for International Criminal Court20/03/2023 16:15:00
Justice ministers from around the world will convene in London today (March 20) to boost international support for the independent International Criminal Court’s (ICC) vital investigations into war crimes.
Tougher sentences for domestic killers17/03/2023 12:25:00
Domestic abusers who kill their partners or ex-partners will receive tougher sentences under government plans published today (17 March 2023).
Multi-million investment to turbocharge growth of technology in legal services15/03/2023 12:10:00
CodeBase and Legal Geek will receive £3 million of government funding to turbocharge the development and use of technology in the legal sector.
Appointment to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody13/03/2023 14:05:00
The Secretary of State has appointed Raj Desai as a Member of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.
Grant funding awarded to help vulnerable people with legal issues13/03/2023 11:15:00
The Access to Justice Foundation has been awarded funding to administer the ‘Improving Outcomes Through Legal Support’ grant.