Smart Data Working Group: Spring 2021 report - invitation for further feedback

Closed 30 Jul 2021

Opened 14 Jun 2021


Smart Data is the secure sharing of customer data with authorised third-party providers (TPPs) upon the customer’s request. These providers then use this data to provide innovative services for the consumer or business user, such as automatic switching or better account management.

Current governance arrangements enable Smart Data initiatives to develop independently of one another, with BEIS responsible for Smart Data policy coordination. We propose three different options for evolving the current cross-sector working group arrangements, in the form of a coordinating layer, to create greater opportunities for cross-sector coordination.

We are seeking feedback on the three different options and the outputs that  this cross-sector arrangement should deliver.

Read the Smart Data Working Group: Spring 2021 report



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