Who is a Chief Data Officer?

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.