Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Data Strategy

On 24 June 2022 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia made a submission to the Australian Data Strategy.

The Australian Data Strategy is a potentially valuable framework for a whole-of-Government approach to the effective, safe, ethical and secure use of data for the benefit of Australian society. The Academy has identified five recommendations to enhance its comprehensiveness and utility:

  1. Improved articulation of the social nature and value of data
  2. Additional measures to encourage coordination of data across jurisdictions and sectors
  3. A streamlined accreditation scheme for data users to support governance, trust, and integrity
  4. Inclusion of special provisions for Indigenous and cultural data
  5. An expanded focus on interdisciplinary capacity building