PNG DICT Data Governance and Data Protection Policy Validation Workshop Highlights Importance of Data in the Digital Age
In a compelling morning session, the Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) hosted a Validation Workshop on Data Governance and Data Protection Policy at the esteemed Hilton Hotel.
DICT Deputy Secretary Policy and Emerging Technology, Mr. Flierl Shongol, set the tone with his acknowledgments and opening remarks, emphasizing the increasing significance of data in the modern world. With the digital age propelling us forward, Deputy Shongol pondered the question, "Why is data important?"
"Data has evolved into an asset, becoming the fuel that drives digital government and development." He went on to liken data to the "oil for development," highlighting its pivotal role in shaping progress.
However, the Deputy Secretary also acknowledged that the challenge lies in coordination, and this responsibility rests upon those who govern data. "We must recognize that effective data coordination is essential for our modern society," he remarked, signaling the need for a comprehensive approach to data governance.
DICT Manager Projects, and Master of Ceremony Mr. Jack Tomon echoed Deputy Shongol's sentiments, reinforcing the notion that data is the driving force behind digital government.
Lillian Smith, the Manager for Data Governance, elucidated the policy's intent, which revolves around four key pillars: Data Security and Privacy, Governance and Accountability, Support for Digital Transformation, and Alignment with international best practices and standards. She emphasized the policy's overall objective which is to it to establish a secure, trustworthy, and well-regulated data ecosystem.
Mr. Jessy Sekere, DICT Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation, provided an in-depth overview of the policy's focus areas, which include the Institutional Framework, Regulatory and Legislative aspects, Data Governance, Protection, Localization, Infrastructure, and Skill Development Enhancement (SDE). These pillars are crucial to ensure a comprehensive approach to data management.
For organizations dealing with demographic data or operating within the data landscape, an invitation was extended to attend the validation workshop via the provided Zoom link. This digital avenue allows for engagement and collaboration in the realm of data governance and protection.
The workshop is a vital step toward establishing a robust data ecosystem that safeguards privacy, ensures accountability, supports digital transformation, and aligns with global standards. With data emerging as a crucial driver of progress, this initiative signifies a concerted effort to shape a secure and innovative digital future.
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