Data and data flows

Data and data flows drive innovation, new products, business models and markets, and have become an important source of value.
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A majority of data are created and used by consumers, and exchanged over the Internet. As the Internet of Things progresses, connected devices will become even more central for data collection and consumption. However, not all data are the same, and different types of data may require different treatment from a policy perspective. For future growth and well-being, it is essential to enhance access to and sharing of data, ensure the interoperability of privacy regimes to facilitate cross-border data flows, and open government data to boost digital innovation. At the same time, legitimate national, private and security concerns about data flows need to be addressed. Explore the Going Digital indicators relevant to data and data flows, and dive deeper by reading related publications, browsing policy guidance and discovering more related indicators below.

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