Data Infrastructure

Data infrastructure is made up of data assets, standards, technologies, policies and the organisations that steward and contribute to them - think of assets like datasets published by the Office for National Statistics, standards like those in Open Banking, or policies like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK GDPR.

Data infrastructure powers innovation in many critical aspects of society, from healthcare services and financial investments to public works and combatting climate change. Strong data infrastructure is reliable, secure, and available to those that need it.

Smart Data innovation requires government, industry and civil society to build strong data infrastructure, which should underpin an open and trustworthy data ecosystem that allows for data to be easily used for creating new products and services. Smart Data schemes can build this infrastructure across any of the following areas identified by the ODI:

For more information on Data Infrastructure, see the video below:

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