The National Data Strategy (NDS) is an ambitious, pro-growth strategy that drives the UK in building a world-leading data economy while ensuring public trust in data use.
About the National Data Strategy
The aim of the National Data Strategy (NDS) is to drive the collective vision that will support the UK to build a world-leading data economy.
It will help ensure that people, businesses and organisations trust the data ecosystem, are sufficiently skilled to operate effectively within it, and can get access to data when they need it.
The NDS will also provide coherence and impetus to the wide range of data-led work across government, while creating a shared understanding across the economy of how data is used.
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The story so far:
September 2020: National Data Strategy is published.
September 2020: Stage two consultation opens (post-publication).
June 2021: The National Data Strategy Forum is created. The forum works to drive and champion the NDS through its five key workstreams.
September 2021: Data: a new direction consultation opens. This consultation specifically relates to the UK data protection regime and is a key part of delivering Mission 2 of the NDS.
September 2021: National Data Strategy monitoring and evaluation framework published. This framework is designed to track delivery of government intervention for the NDS.
November 2021: National Data Strategy Mission 1 Policy Framework published. This publication specifically aims to drive Mission 1 of the NDS (unlocking the value of data across the economy).
Blog posts about the NDS
Bethan Charnley, Head of National Data Strategy Implementation, updates on Ministerial conversations and plans for the National Data Strategy Forum following the government’s response to the NDS consultation.
Sasjkia Otto, Vision Lead of the National Data Strategy, and Claire Donaldson, Engagement Lead of National Data Strategy Team, reflect on their findings from roundtable discussions as they move towards co-creating the long-term vision for the data ecosystem.