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.

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