LRCFS Professor to Chair Independent Expert Group for the Scottish Government on Public Sector Data Use

Published on 10 May 2022

Professor Angela Daly from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and Dundee Law School will chair the newly created Independent Expert Group.

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The Independent Expert Group for the Scottish Government on Unlocking the Value of Public Sector Data for Public Benefit in 2022 was recently established and will use a citizen-led approach to develop a framework of guidance to aid ethical decision-making by data controllers. This is to ensure that the use of public sector data has the trust and confidence of the public.  

The use of data can support better decision-making in governance and policy.  

The members of the group include 

  • Angela Daly, University of Dundee (Chair) 
  • Annie Sorbie, University of Edinburgh 
  • Ruchir Shah, Open Government and Civil Society Activist 
  • Esperanza Miyake, University of Strathclyde 
  • James Stevenson, Duo Verre Partnership LLP 
  • Colin Birchenall, Digital Office, Scottish Local Government 
  • Charlie Mayor, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 
  • MahletZimeta (‘Milly’), The Open Data Institute 
  • Carol Young, Deputy Director of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights 
  • Alexander Weir, Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd. 
  • Ronnie Kelly, Fujitsu UK 

Professor Daly joined the University of Dundee in 2021 and leads research in the regulation and governance of digital technologies. The research work with LRCFS explores the interaction between legal frameworks, the legal system and new digital technologies in areas such as evidence, crime investigations and human rights.