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A mix of stuff: mainly #opendata, #dataprotection, #geospatial, #datapolicy, #ddj, and #biodiversity. Also at @datadaptive and @correlatedrisk. He/him.
Mar 21 9 tweets 5 min read
How successful has DLUHC @luhc been in matching domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs)? #energyefficiency #opendata #proptech

● data epc.opendatacommunities.org
● info news.opendatacommunities.org/energy-perform… + ordnancesurvey.co.uk/newsroom/blog/…

🧵 1/9 DLUHC has recently released bulk data for EPCs lodged to the end of 2021. That dataset contains 22,243,396 EPCs.

UPRNs have been allocated to 20,551,337 records (92%).

Of those records, 8% of UPRNs were allocated by energy assessors and 92% by matching to OS AddressBase.

Sep 9, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public gov.uk/government/new… | @DCMS press release with link to a "wide-ranging consultation on proposed changes to the UK's data landscape" gov.uk/government/con… (currently 404) | #dataprotection Good to see this. My recommendation: the new UK #dataprotection law should include reduced record-keeping requirements for organisations with fewer than 250 employees, and also more generally encourage the ICO to take account of the specific needs of SMEs. #UKGDPR #datareform "However, the government recognises that the current re
Sep 9, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Video of @CommonsDCMS's pre-appointment hearing this morning with John Edwards, the Government's preferred candidate for Information Commissioner parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/15… #FOI #dataprotection

I haven't watched the whole session yet, but 🤦
#GDPR be like 🤔 Rubin's vase
Oct 17, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
DHSC's privacy notice for COVID testing has been updated to make it clear your result could be shared with police. gov.uk/government/pub… #covid19uk

Also PHE's #contacttracing privacy notice. contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/help/privacy-n…

Recent regs. legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1045… HSJ says DHSC has agreed an MOU with police but I think that just tightens procedural compliance. hsj.co.uk/7028653.article #covid19uk #dataprotection

Sch 21 of the Coronavirus Act anticipated some sharing of results, even before new regs on self-isolation. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7/s…
Apr 8, 2020 14 tweets 8 min read
The #GeospatialCommission has published a list of 300 or so datasets it says are used during the housing and planning process, and highlights in particular a list of 50, "49 of which are covered by OGL".
gov.uk/government/pub… #Geo6 #ukhousing #geospatial #opendata (or not)

The GC's list includes some useful datasets, but also quite a few errors. The effect is to overstate the number of #opendata resources that are readily available for the purposes of housing and planning in the UK.

I'll just run through some of the licensing issues …

Apr 2, 2020 18 tweets 11 min read
Two big announcements today from @GeospatialC:

● release of UPRNs/USRNs under OGL gov.uk/government/new…

● 10-year Public Sector Geospatial Agreement with OS gov.uk/government/new…

Good or bad news for #opendata and the UK's #geospatial strategy?

Let's have a look.

See also:

@GDSteam post on UPRNs/USRNs as #openstandards technology.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/02/ide…

@GeoPlaceLLP press release geoplace.co.uk/news-events/ne…

@OrdnanceSurvey press release on the PSGA ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-gover…

● OS's updated "Open MasterMap" page ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-gover…