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Letter to Lord Patel clarifying points raised during an oral evidence session on the Life Science Industrial Strategy

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29 November 2017

Professor Ottoline Leyser wrote to Lord Patel, Chair of the Lords Science and Technology Committee to clarify a couple of issues that were raised during a Committee evidence session relating to the Data Protection Bill and the creation of a stewardship body, as recommended by the Society's report Data management and use: Government in the 21st Century.

The letter comments on the government's plans to establish a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, outlined in the 2017 Budget and Industrial Strategy.