MSD releases documents related to requiring individual client level data

The Ministry of Social Development has released more documents relating to the collection of individual client level data (ICLD), under the Official Information Act.

The documents released contain a range of material, including internal emails and official advice to Ministers on the proposal to collect client level data from non-government organisations.

The documents can be viewed on the Ministry of Social Development website.

Background information

In May 2017, Ministers Amy Adams and Anne Tolley announced that the Government would not collect ICLD from NGOs until a new data protection and use policy is in place.

The Ministers stated the work would be transferred to the new Social Investment Agency which would "lead a Working Group with Statistics New Zealand and NGOs to agree on an approach to increasing the availability of data in a way that is scalable, and builds and maintains trust and confidence."

For background information see these previous NZFVC news stories:

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