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Delivering cross-government data support

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Delivering the government’s roadmap for digital and data relies on having fast and efficient digital systems, high quality data and highly-skilled digital experts working across government. At the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) we are working hard to equip civil servants for a digital future by supporting access to the right data and tools to do their jobs effectively.

Find out more about how CDDO are delivering cross government data support in these eight short films:

  1. Sharing data and information more effectively

    Murat Soncul, Head of Privacy and Data Protection at CDDO discusses how he leads a team to improve data sharing and information access across government. He talks through two challenges government organisations experience when data sharing - identifying a relevant ‘legal gateway’, the legal power for public sector organisations to share data with each other; and resolving issues when setting up complex data sharing arrangements.

  2. Sharing data and information more effectively


    Alex Smith, Head of Data Security at the Central Digital and Data Office, Cabinet Office, discusses enabling data sharing across government, while ensuring the security and privacy of shared data. He discusses the Application Programme Interfaces (APIs), that government departments have made available to access their shared data and services.

  3. Support for a consistent data approach

    Firoze Salim, Head of Frameworks and Standards, Data Strategy and Standards at CDDO, discusses how his team’s focus is enabling greater interoperability and reuse of data across government. They are responsible for supporting the Data Standards Authority (DSA) to establish common standards and effective practices which enable data interoperability and greater reuse of data.

  4. Supporting the core values of accountability and transparency for data and information


    Jody Parker, Senior Policy Lead at CDDO discusses the cross-government records management policy, in a digital age. She examines how we can all make best use of technology to meet our legal and ethical responsibilities to record the actions and decisions of government.

  5. Supporting the core values of accountability and transparency for data and information

    Lucia Hawkes, Data Ethics Advisor at CDDO, discusses how she is focused on helping organisations across government uphold the core values of transparency, accountability and fairness in the uses of data and data-driven technologies in the Civil Service.

  6. Support for a consistent data approach and practice

    Kathleen Caper, Head of Data Maturity & Governance at CDDO discusses how her team is helping important cross-government data initiatives align with the right governance, to realise data ambitions.

  7. Data Maturity Assessment

    Dan Hesse, Data Maturity and Governance Lead at CDDO discusses how he is supporting government departments to focus on data strengths and weaknesses, through developing a Data Maturity Assessment for Government, a ‘DMA’. This self-assessment framework makes it easier for organisations to begin or expand their data maturity journey, and understand the health and fitness of their data environments.

  8. Strengthening cross-government connections for data professionals

    Katie Holder, Data Engagement Lead, at CDDO discusses how making connections beyond our own teams and organisations is essential to achieving our shared ambitions for data in government and the public sector. CDDO is helping the government and the public sector make better use of data to improve how government, policy and public services work, and inform better decision making by supporting a number of communities established for data professionals.



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