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Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 67708, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is Government policy to make the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation an independent, statutory body.

Answered on

7 July 2020

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) was set up in 2018 to provide the government with independent, expert advice on the measures needed to enable safe, ethical and innovative uses of AI and data-driven technologies. In light of the emerging National Data Strategy, the Digital Strategy and evolution of the wider institutional landscape, the Government is considering what the Centre’s future functions should be, which will inform decisions on its future status.

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