back to article Poor data sharing is holding back the UK court system's pandemic recovery, says National Audit Office

The UK court system's failure to implement its own recommendations for improving data sharing is holding back its recovery from the pandemic, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The government spending watchdog has reported on progress in reducing the backlog in criminal courts, which stood at 60,692 in …

  1. trevorde Silver badge

    Usual solution to data sharing

    Leave laptop with all data on a bus

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge

      Re: Usual solution to data sharing

      Or/and sell it all to Microsoft, Google, Amazon...

      1. Potemkine! Silver badge

        Re: Usual solution to data sharing

        or pay Microsoft, Google, Amazon to provide the data to them.

    2. BenDwire Silver badge

      Re: Usual solution to data sharing

      I miss the old days of just leaving the CDROM on the bus...

      Mind you, I hear they've now taken to CC'ing the whole mailing list on email now that optical media is out of fashion. It's so much more efficient.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    One of the main problems here is the elderly judges who don't want tech in "their" courtrooms.

    Source: Have a partner in a blue job.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      >One of the main problems here is the elderly judges who don't want tech in "their" courtrooms.

      Given the state of most government IT projects I can't say I blame them.

  3. Eponymous Bastard
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    Err, doesn't the whole clusterfuck that is GDPR provide the new Berlin Wall to data sharing? No, not because the legislation actually prevents it, although it may well do, but because its interpretation, as loaded a word as "assumption" nowadays, is a fucking minefield.

  4. HildyJ Silver badge
  5. Al fazed

    Data Integrity hogwash......

    Like all information Systems, data integrity is soveriegn. If the data going into the system is not accurate or the data is incomplete, then it doesn't really matter what sort of system you are building, it will still be a bag of shit churning out crap or useless information for the end user.

    So today's court systems are full of abuses by legal representatives who cleverly fudge Court Bundles to get their conviction by obfuscating the defendant's evidence, Claimants officers who do not provide truthful witness statements, avoid collecting evidence from the defendant, commit perjury in the witness box, etc.

    At the end of the day the UK court system is fucked by corruption, how the heck are you gonna model that..............

    In the County Court the judges decision relies on probability and likelihood and NOT on hard evidence, which generally speaking doesn't get a smell in.

    If the Claimant cries foul then the defendant is a fucking grouse. Standing naked in the court will not prove that you don't have feathers.........


  6. Al fazed

    Quality data

    I'd imagine that the problem has something to do with the poor quality of the data going into the suppliers pipe line........ to create "proof".

    Say, Bob sends in half the data to the outfit handling collating the data before it gets input into the actual court system, then later Bob tops that up with more data plus some amendments suggested by Bob's data handler, which again is later redacted from the original record some time after the data has been submitted to the court system. At another data collection portal of the court system Bob again inputs verbally the original data, or some of it, or the bits he thinks are important, not sure which bits are missing but .............. and that is only a poorly drawn sketch of yer actual data entry story which the UK court system has to deal with ................... before thinking about going digital.

    Whatamess !


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