Freedom of information request response - 05478

FOI request

FOI ID number
Data analytics usage

Specifically, we are requesting:

·         Any briefing notes, reports, evaluations, or summaries concerning uses of algorithmically driven data systems. Ideally this would include information about software, hardware, operations and types of data

·         Any overviews about how system outputs are produced.

·         Any training manuals or materials (e.g. slides, etc.) for staff about data collection, analysis, assessment and reporting as related to the use of the systems.

.         Any impact assessments

·         Any data visualisation outputs connected to the systems.

·         Any promotional material, presentation material, or staff educational material related to the systems.

.         Any contracts relating to the systems. We argue that the release of contracts does not compromise commercial sensitivity. The full argument is provided below.*

Our response


I can confirm that all departments in EDC currently don’t use any algorithmically driven data systems.

Response date
24 August 2018