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14 October 2020
On 14 October 2020, the Office of the National Data Commissioner held webinar to answer questions about the exposure draft of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill.
The importance of public sector data
Public sector data can help better inform government services, policies and programs 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 legislation, secure buildings and IT systems, and strict requirements on employees who have access to data.
Data Availability and Transparency Legislation
The Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 establishes a new, best practice scheme for sharing Australian Government data, underpinned by strong safeguards and simplified, efficient processes.
The National Data Commissioner, supported by the Office, is responsible for overseeing the DATA Scheme and fostering best practice data handling and sharing.
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