Exploring Social Licence - Public Sector Workshop

Last Friday the Partnership hosted a workshop for people across the public sector.  The focus was on exploring social licence for data use and sharing.  Representatives from most Government ministries in attendance.  During the session, attendees discussed specific data sharing challenges they faced as well as their understanding of social licence.

Dame Diane Robertson opens the social licence workshop

Representatives from across the public sector attended the workshop.

The session opened with three short presentations which set the context for the discussion.  David Rutherford, the Chief Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission (external link) explained the relationship between social licence and human rights.  Sebastian Morgan-Lynch from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (external link) gave his perspective.  Danae Goddard Ward, from the Canterbury District Health Board (external link) , gave an overview of the public engagement undertaken around the move to sharing medical records across the health care system.

The purpose of the workshop was to identify areas where the Partnership might be able to support or inform data sharing projects currently being considered.  While the Partnership is independent, we want to ensure our work is of value to the private and public sectors.  Members of the working group will now be able to take what they learnt and to inform their engagement with the wider public over the coming months.

We will soon be embarking on a nationwide engagement programme with a cross-section of New Zealanders.  While members of the Working Group will use this to champion data innovation, they also want to explore and understand people’s concerns about data sharing.

Click on the links below to see each speaker's presentation:

Sebastian Morgan Lynch - Officer of the Privacy Commission

David Rutherford [PPTX, 5.5 MB] - Chief Human Rights Commissioner