Monday 14 September 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* National Data Strategy: Framing an ambitious agenda

National Data Strategy image from Gov.UKOn Thursday morning, the UK Government published its awaited National Data Strategy (NDS). It is described as “an ambitious, pro-growth strategy that drives the UK in building a world-leading data economy while ensuring public trust in data use.” It’s a chunky document extending to over 30,000 words, and it certainly seeks to tackle some difficult issues, but if you were expecting it to have all the answers at this stage, you’ll be disappointed.

As it states, the NDS is a framework; it shapes the opportunities that data brings and that the Government wants to realise (boosting productivity, creating new businesses and jobs, improving public services, and positioning the UK at the forefront of the next wave of innovation); the elements that need to be in place in order to make that happen (data foundation (quality), skills, availability, and a responsible approach); and the missions – laid out as five pillars – on which Government will concentrate. Those missions are: to unlock the value of data; to put in place a pro-growth and trusted data regime, to transform government’s use of data; to ensure the security and resilience of data infrastructure; and to champion the international flow of data. From now, until 2nd December, is the time to have our say to shape the final strategy. A response is expected in early 2021.

UKHotViews Premium logoWe will not relay the whole NDS to you – read it here. However, we have a few observations... Read more in UKHotViewsExtra here..

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Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '08:46' - Tagged: publicsector   government   digital   data  

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