Smarter use of your data to improve Government services

Closed 6 Oct 2017

Opened 25 Aug 2017

Results updated 22 Nov 2017

Thank you to everyone who responded to this consultation. 


Published responses

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This consultation is about developing Isle of Man Government policy on how we use data better than we do at the moment to improve the way services are provided and to help us to become more efficient. 

We're looking for views from members of the public on:

·         Principles for government use of data

·         Customer service benefits from improved use of data

·         Reducing Government requests for the same data

Our proposal

We want to make sure that people do not have to give us the same information more than once (tell us once), to reduce the burden of duplicating data and prepare for future developments in digital identification.

We want to do that in the simplest way we can, but always guarding your privacy and security.

This proposal will help us:

  • Focus our services around citizens’ needs
  • Maximise the benefits of digital transformation
  • Increase transparency

For a paper copy, and to view associated documents, please visit the Tynwald Library, the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal or your Local Authority offices. 

Why your views matter

This consultation will help the Cabinet Office understand views from members of the public, to inform proposals for a feasibility study to be presented to Tynwald by the end of 2017. 

All respondents should be aware that the Isle of Man Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2015, and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

What happens next

We will process the results from this online survey, any responses submitted offline and consultation with other stakeholders, and publish a summary on the website. Results will be used to inform the development of the proposal. 


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