The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Gambling Commission

Exit date: October 2021

The Gambling Commission entered the Sandbox to explore the concept of Single Customer View (‘SCV’). SCV will allow data, which already exists around individual player behaviours to be aggregated to drive better decision making, actions and evaluation to reduce gambling related harms across all online gambling operators.

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Seers

Exit date: October 2021

Seers provides a privacy and consent management platform. In the Sandbox, Seers has been working to enhance its Consent Management Platform (CMP) in order to provide consent management for its clients in a way which respects children’s privacy. Their Child Privacy Consent Management Platform (CPCMP) aims to enable children, or their parents or guardians dependent on their age, to provide informed consent for the child’s data to be processed by the cookies and scripts operating on the website they are visiting.

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Exit date: March 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government entered the Sandbox with a proposal to address the low quality of privately rented housing in the Blackpool area through a housing quality pilot. This work would include putting together a dataset which would be used to gain a better understanding of the private rented sector in the area, form an updated census, and provide the intelligence needed to drive enforcement action against landlords who fail to maintain adequate standards of rented housing for tenants.

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Greater London Authority

Exit date: February 2021

Greater London Authority wished to use the ICO Sandbox process to support the development and enhancement of an already existing multi-agency data platform that they host (SafeStats). This would facilitate the use of a public health approach to violence reduction and align closely to the work of the London-based Violence Reduction Unit, helping to inform violence-related decision-making processes. The Violence Reduction Unit is a cross disciplinary department looking at the role of the public health approach to reducing violent crime

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

Exit date: February 2021

Novartis is a leading medicines company, using innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need. The ultimate goal of the Novartis project is to make great patient care easier and more efficient, such as by enabling clinicians to access data about their patients’ conditions remotely, as well as being able to share information with their patients.

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Tonic Analytics

Exit date: February 2021

The Galileo Programme was launched in 2017 and is jointly sponsored by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Highways England. Galileo’s primary focus is on the ethical use of innovative data analytics technology to improve road safety while also preventing and detecting crime.

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