Royal Mail privatisation: ministers rebuked for selling postcode data

The Guardian:

Ministers were strongly criticised by a Commons committee on Monday for selling off public data as part of the privatisation of the Royal Mail.  The Commons public administration committee said that including the Postcode Address File (PAF) in the Royal Mail flotation was “unacceptable and unnecessary” and that “its disposal for a short-term gain will impede economic innovation and growth”.

Given the way that UK map data is organised, the Postcode Address File is critically important.  Selling it was a corrupt act.

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