Data Governance Toolkit

NSW Government Data Governance Toolkit (v1.5)

Data governance is essential to a data-informed government and to improved customer service.

Effective data governance leads to improved customer outcomes by ensuring trusted, accurate and reliable information is available to inform government decision-making, policy development and service delivery.

Effective data governance is also critical to ensuring that valuable data assets are shared appropriately among agencies and managed in line with community and legal expectations.

While there are pockets of good data governance practices across agencies, this is not consistent across clusters or across the NSW Government. To fully realise the value of its data, NSW Government requires a shared direction for building whole of government data governance maturity.

This Data Governance Framework has been developed in partnership with the NSW Data Champions Network. Click here to check it out.

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Last updated: 19 June 2019