A Message from the Data Futures Partnership

The Data Futures Partnership was established as an independent Ministerial advisory group to facilitate high-trust and high-value data use in New Zealand by bringing together a cross-sector group to work together and provide a collective voice on data issues.

The Partnership was tasked with working towards two overarching goals — to create the right environment for trusted data use in New Zealand, and to increase the value being generated by New Zealand’s data ecosystem.

These Governance of Data Guidelines have been written for governors, including boards of trustees, directors, owners and partners. The guidelines outline the particular roles and responsibilities of governors towards data and help build understanding of the steps governors need to take in order to adopt good governance of data practices. They contain questions that governors can use to develop a data strategy that delivers on their organisation’s purpose, and consistently with the organisation’s values. They can also be used to help identify an organisation’s strengths, weaknesses and maturity level regarding data

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