Consultation on Data Policy for a Public Data Corporation
The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), have announced that a full public consultation on the data policy for a Public Data Corporation (PDC) begins on 4 August 2011 and ends on 27 October 2011.
The aim of the consultation is to seek views on the various options around charging for data and licensing of information produced by a PDC. It also considers the regulatory framework required for the management and release of public data. This follows the recent machinery of Government change which brought Land Registry, Ordnance Survey (OS) and Met Office under the sponsorship of BIS.
A separate public consultation on ‘open data’ is being launched by The Cabinet Office at the same time. This consultation follows the commitment made by the Prime Minister last month to publish key data on public services. It will seek views on how the Government should take this ‘right to data’ idea further in order to embed openness throughout the public sector.
These consultations are being conducted by The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), not by Land Registry. The links below will take you to the full consultation documents. It is anticipated that the outcome of both consultations will be announced in the Autumn.