Coalition allege flawed stakeholder process for UK data reforms

13/06/2022 | Open Rights Group

A group of 30 civil rights organisations, including the Open Rights Group, have written to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport alleging they were not allowed fair consultation on the proposed reforms,  data: a new direction. The civil rights group told DCMS Secretary of State Nadine Dorries that a "select and limited number of interested parties" were allowed to further consult on proposals after the public comment period closed. The coalition also claims DCMS ignored formal requests for further consultation and that the proposed reforms "undermine effective legal remedies and independent oversight." Details about the reforms are not yet known but are expected in weeks following the Queen's Speech last month.

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