In February, we convened the Perseus Data Licensing & Legal Advisory Group for the first meeting of 2024, co-chaired by Pinsent Masons and Icebreaker One. The purpose of this meeting was to have a clear sense of what is coming next including key objectives and deadlines for Project Perseus, including establishing ways of working for 2024.

There were not enough attendees to form a quorate meeting so we could not discuss the agenda points and collectively agree on the way forward. As we were unable to progress with the formal agenda, we will be sending further materials to AG3 members for asynchronous review.

Key points to be communicated with AG3 members:

  • An overview of AG3’s work in 2023:
    • 1. Basic principles and guidelines
    • 2. Identified what details need to be explored by the AG
    • 3. Identify topics for further research supplementing AG work
  • The governance & structure of Advisory Groups for 2024:
    • The purpose of the Advisory Groups will be to define the direction, scope and oversight, and adopt recommendations made by the WGs. AGs will report into the Steering Group and meet quarterly.
    • Members will need the ability to approve requests and processes raised in the AG meetings on behalf of their organisations.
    • Working Groups (WG) will be introduced to explore specific issues in depth.
  • By the end of 2024, Perseus aims to achieve the following:
    • Implement a pilot of Perseus that a small group of end users are testing
      • Deliver an operational pilot with end users. We want to see data flow in the system to at least Sandbox status.
      • Deliver information flows with data and third-party providers and end users: perform a gap analysis of, and advise on, what is required to ensure consistent and accurate data sharing and service status messaging.
      • Design a monitoring framework for service availability and performance, as well as collecting and analysing that data.
  • Put governance foundations in place
    • Design and implement governance in collaboration with members: design the long-term governance and define and agree on the pricing model (not the quantum) for functions and capabilities in the context of a whole-of-market pricing framework.
    • Ensure effective customer protection: research and design dispute processes and develop proposals for a dispute process.
    • Formalise the decision-making processes for prioritisation and to decide which elements are taken forward into implementation (data value chain design, legal, rights, policy), demonstration, sandboxing, pilot and implementation.
  • Priorities for 2024, with AG3 specifically focusing on:
    • Q1: Discuss dispute management model; compile risk register; input into legal terms for the pilot.
    • Q2: Co-design legal text for data sharing – permission/licence; input into DPIA for prototype.
    • Q3: Create recommendations for regulatory change; input into whether DPIA may change for scaling; legal terms signed.
    • Q4: Input into and approve draft 2024 report; define next steps.
  • Legal terms will refer to three components:
    • Membership contract for TF
    • Codifying the process
    • Dispute management
  • AG3 is requested to review, populate and contribute solutions to the Policy & Legal Risk Register. Working groups will be established to work on prioritised risks.