AQ: Australian Quarterly
How to Create an Infostructure to Protect Data as a Utility
Citizens need good data nearly as much as they need clean drinking water and stable electricity. As we increasingly rely on digital technology for our social, financial and political interactions, we need smarter systems for being able to trust the information we share and encounter. The Australian government needs to begin building a public, transparent, and most of all, trust-worthy ‘infostructure’ to make the most of this rich societal resource and secure the right to good data for its citizens.