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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics is a new cross-party group established by Daniel Zeichner MP to connect Parliament with business, academia and civil society to promote better policy making on big data and data analytics. 

There are three pillars to the group.

  • First, what can be done to help UK business prosper, aid investment decisions and define the boundaries of competition.
  • Second, to inform and empower the public on the collection and use of personal data, so they are willing participants in the new age.
  • Third, to develop a world class education division to deliver a skills base to give the UK a leading role in the worldwide use and exploitation of data.

Activities

The APPG on Data Analytics facilitates effective, productive communication and exchange between Parliament, Government, and the public, private and third sectors. To achieve this, the group conducts a wide range of activities, including a programme of parliamentary meetings and in-depth parliamentary and policy monitoring. Our officers also ask questions in Parliament on data analytics. 

APPGDA commitment to transparency and scrutiny

The APPGDA is entirely committed to ensuring its activities, membership and funding are entirely transparent. The Group is an official 'All-Party Group' and regularly advises government on key skills and employment issues, campaigning widely for improved policy making in key government departments. Under no circumstances does the APGGDA endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation. 

The Group operates according to a strict Code of Governance. The Group is funded through a combination of annual membership fees from its industry (non-parliamentary) members and project based sponsorship for specific research projects. The APPGDA and its work is driven solely by its Parliamentary Officers and Members; as such, the Group's non-parliamentary members do not have voting rights within the Group and cannot dictate its activities. The Group's entry on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups can be viewed here.

The APPGDA is administered by Policy Connect, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions you may have on its work and activities.

Click here to see our APPG registration form.

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons of the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in the webpages are those of the group.