Why data hygiene is critical for local councils

By |2021-10-20T07:50:50+00:00October 20th, 2021|

Even before Covid and the accelerated period of digital transformation, parts of the private sector had undergone a data revolution. Data analytics now sit firmly at the heart of many organisations influencing what communications we receive, what product recommendations we are offered, the news we are served and even the creation of TV shows based on what an algorithm believes will be successful. But what does this mean for councils and local public services. Local authorities has a wealth of information  - everything from social care for vulnerable children, refuse collection, procurement, council tax and planning applications. This information can be used to make services more targeted and effective, to allocate resources where they have the biggest impact and to [...]