Several readings made available recently related to data:
UK Cabinet Office published an Open Data White Paper: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/open-data-white-paper-unleashing-potential
"sets out how we’re putting data and transparency at the heart of government and public services."
UK Information Commissioner released a "consultation on the draft Anonymisation code of practice"
"The code of practice will provide guidance on how to assess the risks of identification and how information can be successfully anonymised."
The Royal Society released a report "Science as an Open Enterprise"