Government appoints interim commissioner for open data push | Australia | Computerworld
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"IP Australia’s deputy director general for policy and corporate, Deborah Anton, has been appointed interim National Data Commissioner, the government has announced. The creation of the new role is part of a broader four-year government open data program. The government revealed in May it would appoint a commissioner to oversee a new framework that will govern the sharing and release of data held by the government. Human services minister and minister assisting the prime minister for digital transformation Michael Keenan said today that a mooted Data Sharing and Release Act will help “simplify the complex web of more than 500 privacy and secrecy provisions that currently exist across government departments”. The commissioner “will develop a new framework to improve access to non-sensitive data to help drive growth and innovation within the Australian economy”...."