The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission has requested comments on the benefits and costs of options for improving the availability and use of public and private sector data by individuals and organizations. The Center for Data Innovation has filed comments detailing a variety of challenges and opportunities around public and private sector data collection, sharing, and use, as well as providing a number of policy recommendations to promote data-driven innovation in Australia, particularly relating to the publication of open government data, the public sector’s own use of data, and the public benefits of private sector data collection and use.
Comments to the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission on Data Availability and Use
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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