Bristol City Council signs Local Digital Declaration

Written by Catherine Makin on 12 Mar, 20
Public service innovation Responsible innovation

Local Digital DeclarationThe City Innovation Team led Bristol City Council’s signing of the Local Digital Declaration. Bristol City Council joins some 200 signatory organisations who have committed to working to improve local services by following the Declaration’s principles.

The Local Digital Declaration is a shared ambition for the future of local public services. Framed around five principles, the declaration commits local authorities, sector bodies and government departments to take collective action towards improving public services in the internet age.

The declaration calls for organisations to:

  • design services that best meet the needs of the people using them
  • seek openness and flexibility in the technologies we adopt
  • protect citizens’ privacy and security, and build trust
  • foster collaborating and good practice
  • deliver better value for money.

The Local Digital Declaration was jointly developed by the UK Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Government Digital Service (GDS), in partnership with local authorities and sector bodies from across the UK.

For Bristol City Council, these principles are supported by our Connecting Bristol strategy and ongoing internal digital transformation.

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