APPSI NII presentation by David Rhind and Hugh Neffendorf

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National Information
Infrastructure and Open
Data

APPSI

20 April 2012

What is the NII?


A broad approach to maximising the value of
information to the nation and to society


A representation of a Government Information
Strategy


An information parallel to the National (physical)
Infrastructure


A structured approach to releasing the greatest
benefit from
our

information


A manageable initiative to create, make readily
available and publicise an entity and framework to
promote availability and best practice in fostering
openness and the information ecosystem


What topics are covered in the NII?


Data, policies about its availability,
standards, applications of the data,
producers and users, tools, organisations
involved, etc.


Potentially, all relevant data matters are in
scope


Realistically, focussed on information and
processes that government can most
readily influence


and are high priorities

What information is in the NII?


Potentially a wide range of data but focussed
first on PSI


Not just central government data
-

devolved
governments, LAs, health, etc,

private sector
involved in public (and infrastructure,
communications)

services plus independent
and voluntary sectors where they too provide
publicly funded or (tax
-
) subsidised

services


PSI is a wide definition and is sometimes
blended with data from non
-
public sources

Private data in the NII


Can be personal or commercial confidential


Public confidence must be assured


Anonymity must be assured


There are proven good ways to release
anonymised sensitive data


There are good precedents and current action
e.g. Census SARs, OIC initiative, Scottish government
consultation on data linkage
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/03/3260

An important element of PSI
-

needs special attention

Who are the data providers for NII?


Central government departments


Devolved administrations


Key public facing sectors such as local
government, health and social services


Near
-
government (e.g. transport, privatised
utilities, those who government pays)


Non
-
government sources where there is a
public sector interest

What are the NII applications?


A vast array


known and unknown


There is a need to better understand
usage and applications for input to
prioritisation and investment


The pace of change in electronic methods
will greatly increase the scope and value
of data

The NII is a living entity

Is the NII the same as Open Data?


The NII is a broader concept that
embraces Open Data


Government plans for OD are a relevant
and important component of the NII

Which public bodies have an NII role?


Cabinet Office, BIS, other Departments,
devolved administrations, ICO, UKSA,
NA/APPSI, DSB/ODI/PDG, LGA, NHS and
many others


There is a need to rationalise roles and
responsibilities for the NII


Lead responsibility might be vested in an
existing entity, at least initially

The NII should be UK
-
wide with logical
devolved variants

Why is the NII so important?


The information economy is already worth
£billions and growing rapidly


The UK should be best placed to make the
most of this


There is considerable waste from duplication
and data misuse


Better data availability in the widest sense
will lead to better applications


quality,
relevance, openness, value

Key NII issues


Establishing a centre of excellence


Seeking/demonstrating benefits from information


Stimulation of growth and openness


Regulation and inducements


Priorities


Research and skills development


Guidance to producers and users


Efficiency


Quality


promotion and review


Standards, protocols, terminology and metadata


Data intermediaries


Charging & licensing

APPSI recommendations (1)


Government should provide a clear and
explicit strategic vision on its role in
information collection, dissemination and
exploitation


Policy should facilitate better public/private
sector cooperation and innovation


White Paper should build in the NII concept


Open Data should be recognised as a
component and key stepping stone to NII


The wider NII framework should be
recognised as key to success

APPSI recommendations (2)


The DSB should be considered as the
initial leader of a NII


Personal data needs special attention


Enhancing human capital is central to
delivering Open Data/NII success


NII is a living thing so must anticipate new
data needs, enforce standards, evaluate
old data series for continuing value


Further discussion and investigation of the
NII is now required


and APPSI is happy
to be involved

Next steps?