Data Directive Decade

The previous decade provided a suite of best practice guidance on "data".  Key guidance came from the Audit Commission, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, National Audit Office, and the Office for National Statistics.  So opening the debate and raising the bar on the appropriate use and management of data.

This all helpfully culminated in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics provided by the UK Statistics Authority - the defining guidance of best practice around data, with both great scope and depth.  That code is also quite challenging, so there's still some way to go in practice.  That also provides a strong foundation for other sectors too - after all it's about building on the right principles which are generally cross sector.