Policy paper

UK National Data Strategy

The National Data Strategy (NDS) is an ambitious, pro-growth strategy that aims to drive the UK in building a world-leading data economy while ensuring public trust in data use.


UK National Data Strategy (NDS) consultation


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Data is now the driving force of the world’s modern economies. It fuels innovation in organisations large and small, across the private, public and third sectors.

The NDS is a framework for the action this government will take on data. It is not the final answer, but part of a conversation about the way we support the use of data in the UK.

Published 9 September 2020
Last updated 9 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Update to reflect end of the consultation period.

  2. First published.