The increasing collection, use, and sharing of data in today’s economies have created new challenges for existing governance frameworks and policy approaches.
The Going Digital Guide to Data Governance Policy Making is a tool designed to assist policymakers in navigating the complex landscape of data governance policy, drawing on extensive research and analysis conducted at the OECD. Specifically, the guide addresses three fundamental policy tensions that arise in the development, revision, and implementation of policies for data governance across various policy domains in the digital age.
These tensions include balancing data openness and control while maximizing trust, managing overlapping and potentially conflicting interests and regulations related to data, and incentivizing investments in data and their effective re-use.
The guide’s operative section consists of a checklist of questions designed to orient policymakers as they develop and revise effective policies for data governance.
The checklist is based on possible policy approaches and real-life examples, providing policymakers with a practical tool for navigating the complexities of data governance policy-making. By providing guidance on how to balance competing priorities and interests in data governance policy, the guide aims to support policymakers in developing effective policies that can facilitate the continued growth and development of the digital economy while protecting the interests of individuals and society as a whole.