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3 levers for ensuring equitable access to the data economy

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  • With increased digitalization and emerging tech, data has become ubiquitous, though its potential benefits will be unrealized if access to the data economy remains restricted.
  • Enabling equitable access to the data economy means adherence to the core principles of integrity, inclusivity and interoperability.
  • This can only be ensured using the 3 levers of capital, collaboration and compliance.

Digital technologies generate and consume large amounts of data. This data can be used to provide effective services to citizens, drive sectoral efficiencies, support with developing evidence-based policymaking, and generally allow stakeholders to make better informed decisions. Being non-rivalrous and a non-exhaustible resource/asset, access to data and the ability to use, re-use and share it in a rights-respecting environment has the potential to solve many social, economic and environmental problems, and create…

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