Promote an Enabling Digital Activity Environment
Alongside development of physical infrastructures, the importance of establishing a “soft” support infrastructure must be realized in order to maintain an enabling digital activity environment.
This infrastructure refers to the appropriate legal and regulatory environment, to the degree of freedom and security in using the Internet freely and to protecting the ownership rights, privacy and security of various entities (users, content suppliers, etc.) with presence on digital platforms.
Free flow of information between government offices, and between them and the public, is a necessary condition for ensuring innovation, the supply of quality services to citizens and streamlining government work. This refers to all information except for types of sensitive information that call for special treatment as specified in laws, including personal data mentioned above. Therefore, the Government ICT Authority will advance formulation of government policy that will ensure the free flow of public information - of course making sure to protect the privacy of citizens’ personal information. Second, the adoption of accepted international principles regarding public information held by government agencies will be promoted, among them: (1) government data must be machine readable; (2) government data will be accessible and available in an open format and license; and (3) providing formal authorization to government agencies to contract with non-government organizations[i] in the aim of leveraging accessible government data for innovation opportunities in the public and private sectors. As the basis for these actions, an organizational culture that views data as a strategic asset and acts to enhance and manage it as such will be fostered. Alongside the activities of the National Initiative, the National Cyber Bureau heads efforts to strengthen the national cybernetic space and improve its ability to deal with cyber threats.
[i] This refers to individuals, non-governmental organizations, universities, public and private companies, etc.