The analysis revealed that the main topic of data governance research is its significance for digital technologies. Further aspects of data governance addressed in the literature include use of data as an economic asset, data management, data quality, data protection, compliance and organisation of data in networks. Data governance already plays a more important role in the health sector than in other industries. By effectively coordinating the requirements of business practice and scientific problem analysis, data governance can be better investigated, developed and implemented.
The digital economy accounts for 25 percent of global GDP today and as much as 50 percent of value creation going forward. To maximize the digital economy’s potential, policymakers must adopt effective rules and norms to facilitate trade in digital goods and enable the free flow of data, as GTIPA-member reports in this category explore.