Public Acceptability of Cross-Sectoral Data Linkage

A report of recent public deliberative events to explore the views of the public on the acceptability of linking personal data for statistical and research purposes, thereby identifying particular sensitivities and potential barriers to public confidence and exploring mechanisms for overcoming concerns.


The authors would like to thank Alastair Bowden, Sara Grainger and Elisabeth Boyling at the Scottish Government for their guidance on this project, and the members of the public who gave up their time to participant in the research.


Email: Sara Grainger

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