Our purpose

The Office supports the National Data Commissioner who is responsible for overseeing the DATA Scheme and fostering best practice data handling and sharing to:

  • serve the public interest by promoting better availability of public sector data
  • enable the sharing of public sector data consistent with the Privacy Act 1988 and appropriate security safeguards
  • enhance integrity and transparency in sharing public sector data
  • build confidence in the use of public sector data, and
  • establish institutional arrangements for sharing public sector data.

The ONDC sits within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.