Insights Information Commissioner’s Office’s Sandbox selects three more data sharing services


The ICO has announced that its Sandbox has selected three innovative data sharing services, one aimed at helping those who are vulnerable to online gambling harms, another supporting ex-service men and women get the care they need, and a platform to help fight against cyber-criminals. The projects, proposed by the Gambling Commission, by CDD Services and by Global Cyber Alliance, demonstrate how data sharing can help deliver efficient services that support our communities, while protecting people’s privacy.

Now in its third year, the ICO Sandbox is a free service designed to help organisations to explore new ways of using personal data, while ensuring that appropriate protections and safeguards are in place. The Sandbox is currently focusing on projects that support complex data sharing in the public interest.

The ICO has also recently published a new Data Sharing Code of Practice and developed a suite of new resources, providing practical advice to businesses and organisations on how to carry out responsible data sharing. To read the ICO’s announcement in full and for more details on the three projects, click here.