The Chief Data Officer has a significant measure of responsibility for determining what kinds of information the government will choose to capture, retain and exploit and for what purposes.
CDO plays a crucial role in making the most of data resources and creates value by:
- Creating clear lines of responsibility for the management and oversight of data publication and ensures a sustained commitment to these processes
- Establishing a groundwork for continuity of public access to regularly collected data
- Creating a space for public participation around data collection and publication
- Helping governments and citizens gain a better understanding of data holdings.