What is stopping more effective data sharing and innovation in New Zealand? There are, of course, many examples of data being used to improve service provision or support us in our day-to-day lives. But we also know that there are lots of opportunities that aren’t yet being realised.
That is why the Data Futures Partnership has developed a “Diagnose & Fix” work stream.
We want to identify some of the key barriers in New Zealand’s data system. The ones that people in different sectors face and struggle to overcome. This might include issues related to capability – struggling to find people with the skills to use complex data. Or it might be confusion around what the Privacy Act allows people to do with personal data. Several of these are being confronted by our catalyst projects.
We hope to publish our initial ideas on the key barriers next month to get feedback and understand them further.
If you have any thoughts, please do let us know – we would love to hear from you. Of course, finding the barriers is the easier part of our work. We will also seek to address them and work with others to “fix” the problems we identify.