Tag Archives: Information and Data Management

Cabinet Office releases Ethical Science Data Framework

The Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom have released a Data Science Ethical Framework (PDF 9MB). The framework, “is intended to give civil servants guidance on conducting data science projects, and the confidence to innovate with data.” The Minister for … Continue reading

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UK Government publishes response to the report, The Big Data Dilemma

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the report, The big data dilemma : government response the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2015-16 (PDF 220kb). The establishment of a Council of Data Ethics is amongst the recommendations … Continue reading

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Annual tech trends report released

Deloitte University Press have released the report, Tech trends 2016 : innovating in the digital era (PDF 7.8MB). The report identifies, “eight trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18–24 months”, including blockchain and the Internet of … Continue reading

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Australian Productivity Commission announces data inquiry

The Productivity Commission has released the Terms of reference for an inquiry into, “the benefits and costs of options for increasing availability of and improving the use of public and private sector data by individuals and organisations.” The inquiry will provide … Continue reading

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PM&C releases data management report

The Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has released the paper, Public sector data management (PDF 2.8MB). The recommendations contained in the report are designed to, “change the way government does business by setting up the right frameworks, … Continue reading

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Blog post discusses relationship between data classification and metrics

The recent Gartner blog post, How classification of data messes with your metrics (and success), discusses the importance of correct data classification for meaningful business intelligence.

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US GAO releases report on the need for federal agencies to have better data security

The United States Government Accountability Office have published the report, Information security : federal agencies need to better protect sensitive data (PDF 350kb). The report, “summarizes threats and information security weaknesses in federal systems.”  

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US government issues draft circular on managing information as a strategic resource

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued the draft circular, Managing information as a strategic resource (PDF 700kb) for comment. The document, “establishes general policy for the acquisition and management of information technology equipment, funds, personnel and other resources.”

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Paper examines issues related to use of data for social investment

A recently released discussion paper by the SAP Institute for Digital Government entitled, Social investment in the digital era : improving social outcomes through predictive analytics and managing the emerging moral hazard and ethical challenges (PDF 890kb). The purpose of … Continue reading

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OECD recommendations on digital security

The OECD has released a report, Digital Security Risk Management. The report recommends: “Digital security risk should be treated like an economic rather than a technical issue, and should be part of an organisation’s overall risk management and decision-making”

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