Data-enabled Government: How Well Is Our Personal Information Used And Protected? (White Paper)
Governments are continually expanding the breadth and depth of data they hold about their citizens, from the provision of public health and welfare services, to law enforcement and public security. In the pursuit of greater efficiency and improved public services, many are digitizing operations and sharing information. However, the issues surrounding how to both deliver better service and safeguard private citizen data are becoming increasingly complex. This white paper examines the key issues surrounding the use and protection of personal data and draws on in-depth interviews with experts working on the front lines of public sector data management, as well as academics and other authorities.