Government bodies will be able to share personal data with other “public agencies” as long as the purpose is to improve the welfare of the individual in question, under legislation proposed by the government.
"Gaps and inconsistencies" in government data make it hard to work out the true scale of fraud in the public sector, according to the public spending watchdog.
Local authorities in Kent have awarded a contract for a data sharing tool to save money by preventing fraud and errors.
A proposed hub to share and analyse data from London’s local authorities in order to detect fraud, is seeking a supplier.
While inaction is not an option, local authorities should be wary of building rigid and inflexible technology to analyse Big Data, says Nick Blake.
A group of 10 local authorities has unveiled plans to spend £200,000 on a shared intelligence hub to identify and reduce fraud.
A new partnership has been launched aimed at making data sharing safer for public services.