19 Oct Victorian Gov’t. of Australia to Improve Data Sharing via New Bill
Last Wednesday, the Victorian Government is reported to enhance data sharing across government departments with the drafting of the 2017 Victorian Data Sharing Bill which aims to protect women victimized by family violence.
The bill comes with a transparent legal structure that enables government data to be accessed for service planning and policy-making, allowing administrative agencies to come together and resolve urgent concerns.
The Labor Government of Victoria has also assigned the first Chief Data Officer to change how they use information to enhance law-making procedures.
To protect citizens’ sensitive information, the bill comes with rigid rules and oversight protocols. It requires strict supervision from privacy regulators, as well as mandatory reports of new breaches, disclosures, and unauthorized access.
Gavin Jennings, Victoria Special Minister of State, said in a statement that citizens want to maximize the use of every available tool—including the power of data—to enhance jobs, keep them secure, and improve the quality of their lives.
Source: OpenGov Asia