Data Sharing Agreement

To read more about the Data Sharing Agreement, take a closer look. The aim of this agreement is to define how personal and sensitive data will be provided and managed by Data Partnership (DP) and the methods used by the DP for the secure and legal management, accessing and processing of that data.


This document is one of a number of documents that combine to provide guidelines and rules covering all aspects of data sharing and management between the DP and its partners.


In writing this agreement due attention has been paid to the views of partners where possible, and all the guidance has been written taking into account relevant legislation where applicable, including:


“Specific Legislation” means:


  • Data Protection Act1998

  • EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) or equivalent once UK leaves the EU

  • ePrivacy Law – means Directive 2002/58 EC on privacy and electronic communications and all national implementing legislation or its equivalent replacement EU regulation or UK equivalent when having left the EU

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000


A Data Sharing Guidance note and Confidentiality Guidelines also exist, which have been included in Appendices of this document. Together these documents form the basis on which all partners access and share data with the DP. It also sets out the responsibilities for partners on how the DP will manage the access and processing of data, to ensure that accessing and / or processing of shared data is accurate, necessary, legal and ethical.

For a detailed breakdown of all points within this agreement feel free to read the entire document below.