Consultation on legislating to give consumers access to data in electronic, machine - readable form
CONSULTATION ON LEGISLATING TO GIVE CONSUMERS ACCESS TO DATA IN ELECTRONIC, MACHINE-READABLE FORM
How to respond
When responding please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.
If you are responding on behalf of an organisation please make it clear who the organisation represents by selecting the appropriate interest group on the consultation form.
This consultation closes on the 10th September 2012 A copy of the consultation response form available online at http://www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/midata-review-and-consultation?cat=open. If you decide to respond this way, the form can be submitted by letter, fax or preferably by email to:
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Craig Belsham, Head of Consumer Empowerment Strategy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET
Tel: 020 7214 5884
Fax: 020 7217 2234
You may make copies of this document without seeking permission. Further printed copies of the consultation document can be obtained from:
BIS Publications Orderline ADMAIL 528 London SW1W 8YT Tel: 0845-015 0010 Fax: 0845-015 0020 Minicom: 0845-015 0030 www.bis.gov.uk/publications
Confidentiality and Data Protection
Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or release to other parties or to disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004). If you want information, including personal data that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence.
In view of this it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding on the Department.