New Tech has released a new document on Data Governance
Policymakers around the world are grappling with daunting challenges for securing data (digital information) and addressing a host of issues raised by cross-border data flows. Addressing these issues at the global level is made harder by the fact that there is tremendous debate and uncertainty over the way in which governments should interact with the private sector, other governments, and international institutions and forums in discussing how to piece together their data policies, standards, and laws in order to form a framework for data governance.
The Howard Baker Forum and New America convened an expert roundtable in Washington, D.C. on October 3 with the aim of charting a path forward in global data governance. This report aims to capture the main takeaways from that discussion by setting out the debates that underpin the key issues. While the outcome of these debates is not yet clear, the goal of the report is to identify the factors that would need to be addressed in a global data governance framework. It is a starting point meant to guide future discussions. Because the discussion operated under Chatham House Rule, we are the only participants identified in this paper, though the attendees were a diverse group of experts spanning government, private industry, think tanks, and academia. We draw on their expertise at the roundtable discussion in this report.