Sharing data for digital economy


SHARING Government data among agencies is important to push the drive to a digital economy, according to the Department of Information Communications and Technology. Deputy secretary Russell Woruba said during a Government-Business dialogue in Port Moresby yesterday that according to a National Executive Council decision, the mandate had been given to the department to build, govern and implement a secured data exchange, that allowed Government, businesses and other state agencies to share data in a trusted framework. The aim is to make it easy to do business.
He acknowledged the ongoing data sharing with the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) and the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC). “The department sees itself as a partner in the sharing and securing of critical infrastructure for the digital economy,” he said. “When we talk about cyber security, we are talking about protecting the critical infrastructure that drives the digital economy, digital assets. “Within that cyber age, data is the most important assets in the digital economy, as we are sharing data, it must be secured, protected, privacy of citisens are held in trust.”