The Data Exchange will:
We’re accountable and responsible for ensuring the Data Exchange is fit-for-purpose, including managing and monitoring participants and the way it is used.
When engaging with social sector organisations wanting to use the Data Exchange, we will:
The first stage of the Data Exchange – Production version 1 (Prod-1) – is underway.
The first ‘live’ data transfer across the exchange – for test purposes only – was successfully completed in December 2016, when anonymised data was transferred between the Ministry of Social Development and the Methodist Mission Southern (external link) .
Prod-1 is a minimum viable product of the exchange. It will stand-up the core technology, privacy and data sharing components of future production versions. This is programmed to be completed in the second half of 2017.
Prod-1 will use existing information sharing agreements and focus on anonymous data. Prod-2 (later in 2017) will move to the sharing of non-anonymised data.
As well as data sharing infrastructure technology – a combination of hardware, software and related services – the ‘Platform’ comprises joining (or 'onboarding'), sharing and using data.
Onboarding includes the necessary standards, policies, processes and tools for using the platform, as well as the rules governing the sharing and use of data.
The SIU is working in partnership with agencies, NGOs and other service providers on the components of the Data Exchange.
Each agency/provider using the Data Exchange retains full control of the data they hold and share with others on the exchange.
The diagram below shows a generic explanation of how the Data Exchange works.The Data Exchange manages and maintains the rules around data sharing. Each connected organisation hosts an Agent that is configured and controlled by them.