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The Office of the National Data Commissioner has released the Foundational Four: guidance for agencies on how they can improve their data practices and address the technical and cultural challenges limiting their ability to get the most out of the data they hold.
The importance of public sector data
Public sector data can help inform policy and programs, government services and research for the benefit of all Australians.
Privacy and security
Agencies are required to have strong safeguards in place to protect data – such as privacy and secrecy legislation, secure buildings and IT systems, and strict requirements on employees who have access to data.
New Data Availability and Transparency Legislation
The new Data Availability and Transparency (formerly, the Data Sharing and Release) legislation will help maximise the value of our public sector data, supporting our modern data-based society, driving innovation, and stimulating economic growth.
The new legislative framework is being developed to help overcome barriers which prevent efficient use of public sector data, while maintaining strong security and privacy protections.
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