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Open data

Policy actions sorted A-Z.

Adopt a whole economy approach to technology

Government policy should focus on technology as a priority. Legislation should be enacted that benefits all industries.

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Related policy actions: Access, Communications, Economy, Education and awareness, Infrastructure, Legislation, Markets, Open data, Public services

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Create definitive registers of public data the market can build upon

Definitive, standard registers of public open data (addresses, companies, etc) are maintained by the relevant authorities so that commercial and public services can be built on top of them.

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Related policy actions: Infrastructure, Markets, Open data

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Establish a vulnerability information service

Create a central database of known software vulnerabilities. This will allow consumers to know what products and services are affected, and help developers fix vulnerable code. Software security research firms typically publish their findings publicly and have a unique vulnerability identifier attached to their work.

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Related policy actions: Disclosure, Open data, Security, Transparency

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Establish compatible standards for consumer legislation across borders

Create legislation that is compatible across national borders, to ensure consumer rights are consistent where consumers purchase goods and services in a country other than the place they live.

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Related policy actions: Choice and competition, Fair and clear ownership, Legislation, Open data, Redress

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Maintain a register of data controllers

The national data regulator maintains a searchable database of data controllers so consumers can find their point of contact and easily retrieve their data policies.

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Related policy actions: Infrastructure, Open data, Personal data, Regulation

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Map and publish levels of digital skills

Digital skills are mapped so policy makers understand the quality of these skills in different regions and are able make effective interventions. This improves consumer access to the benefits of the digital marketplace.

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Related policy actions: Access, Education and awareness, Open data

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Map broadband speed

Broadband speed is mapped throughout the country and released as open data. This is either done centrally or crowd-sourced from consumers. This allows policy makers and consumers to understand the quality of provision.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure, Open data, Transparency

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Publish digital product recall notices

Software vulnerabilities are included in product recall notices and product recall notices are maintained and made available as open data, so that consumers are aware when they own an unsafe digital product.

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Related policy actions: Disclosure, Infrastructure, Open data, Security, Transparency

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