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.
Under the Data Availability and Transparency Act (DATA) scheme, if your data sharing request is accepted, you will need to enter into a data sharing agreement with the data custodian.
The data custodian is the federal government agency responsible for the data.
In 2003, science fiction author William Gibson was interviewed in the Economist magazine. He said something—which always rattles around inside my head—that was as simple as it was provocative. “The future,” he said “is already here, it is just unevenly distributed”.