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Calling for Expressions of Interest for joining the Data Ethics Advisory Group

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The Data Ethics Advisory Group (DEAG) was established in 2019 by the Government Chief Data Steward. DEAG provides external expertise and advice about data related initiatives to help government agencies deliver the best possible outcomes from new and emerging uses of data, while also ensuring that potential risk and harm is managed appropriately and responsibly.

Following a pause in meetings between late 2020 - October 2022, the group has reconvened. We are looking for new members to fill four vacancies, and for people with expertise and perspectives beyond the public service. In combination, the DEAG will ideally have a range of collective skills including:

  • privacy and human rights law
  • ethics
  • data and data analytics
  • Te Ao Māori
  • technology
  • public policy, and government interests in the use of data (social, economic, and environmental)
  • Pasifika voice
  • community representation.

Members of DEAG are remunerated in line with the Fees Framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest.
If you or anybody you know might be a suitable candidate, interest can be expressed using this form, by midday 29 March 2023.

Members will be appointed by the Government Chief Data Steward in consultation with the DEAG chair, and we envisage appointments being made by late May 2023.

If you think you might be suitable to join DEAG, don’t hesitate to express your interest, and please feel free to share this information with suitable colleagues and contacts. 

If you’d like to know more, you can email us at



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