The UK government has recently announced the launch of a National Data Strategy Forum, which aims to seize the opportunities of data and make the UK the world’s number one data destination.
Indeed, it was revealed that the Minister for Media and Data John Whittingdale and the techUK director Sue Daley will be chairing the forum. Top leaders from industry, privacy groups, and academia will participate in the forum to help implement the UK’s National Data Strategy.
The National Data Strategy’s goal is to establish a world-leading data economy all the while ensuring public trust in data use. The forum should help support the delivery of the Strategy and boost growth and creating jobs while maintaining high standards of data protection and governance.
It was also reported that the government has committed to overhauling the way data is used in public services in order to improve life for people across the UK as well as try to use data more quickly, efficiently, and responsibly to better predict the spread of the pandemic.
This new project should help the UK realizes the benefits from better data use and drive productivity and innovation across the economy.