Sharing data safely guide

The 'Sharing Data Safely' package provides guidance to government agencies on when and how to safely and effectively share the data they are responsible for.

The Office of the National Data Commissioner has released the Best Practice Guide to Applying Data Sharing Principles.

The guidelines outline Data Sharing Principles and provide a common operating model within the public service to help with consistent and shared practices for data management.

The 5 Data Sharing Principles are:

  • Project - the purpose for sharing data.
  • Data - the level of detail in the data.
  • Settings - the environment in which the data will be used.
  • People - who is accessing the data.
  • Outputs - what results can be made public.

The Sharing Data Safely package includes a brochure and video that explains how the government uses and manages public sector data.

Sharing data safely video