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Strategic Action Plan for effective and responsible collection, management and use of data across Scottish Public Services

Strategic Action Plan for effective and responsible collection, management and use of data across Scottish Public Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ISBN: 9781785441455

A first version of the Strategic Action Plan was published on the Scottish Government Data Management Board webpages in July. Version 2 reflects stakeholder views and comments received on the document, and the ongoing considerations of the Data Management Board. The Plan identifies specific objectives for translating the Data Vision and its principles into action by 2020. The intention is that the plan will be reviewed annually, as new data issues or requirements arise.

Executive Summary

“Scotland’s Digital Future: Delivery of Public Services” identifies effective management of data as one of four themes in the digital enablement of public services. The Data Management Board oversees achievement of this objective. The Board has set out its Data Vision for 2020. This states :

“ Our objective is to champion, and unleash across Scotland, trustworthy uses of data for public benefit. In doing so we wish all involved to maintain and enhance Scotland’s reputation for the safe, secure and transparent use of data; rapidly translating our strengths into benefits for citizens, businesses and communities, locally and globally.

The Stategic Action Plan identifies specific data themes, and the key actions for these which need to be undertaken in the short to medium term to meet the ambition of the Data Vision. (Actions for the longer term will be identified and added.

Case studies are referenced throughout, highlighting current and emerging good practice across Scotland. The Plan should be a catalyst for cross-fertilising progressive thinking and approaches across the data themes. The annual review of the Plan will track progress, and allow further case studies to be identified, building up a portfolio of evidence of culture and practice change across Scotland.