Australia Appoints Interim National Data Commissioner

The Australian government has appointed this week Deborah Anton as its interim National Data Commissioner who will be in charge of overseeing the country’s public data system, and implement its new data sharing and release framework.

Anton, who has already had a 20 year career in the Australian Public Service, will be working closely with the privacy commissioner to help strengthen safeguards around the integrity, management, and use of government-held data.

The National Data Commissioner will be provided with technical assistance by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), while a new National Data Advisory Council will advise the commissioner on “ethical data use, technical best practice, and industry and international developments”.

Source: ZDNet

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