Public authorities in Denmark (similarly as in other European countries) register various core information about individuals, businesses, real properties, buildings, addresses, and more. This information, called basic data, is re-used throughout the public sector and is an important basis for public authorities to perform their tasks properly and efficiently.
However, basic data also has great value for the private sector, partly because businesses use this data in their internal processes and, partly, because the information contained in public-sector data can be exploited for entirely new products and solutions, in particular digital ones. In short, good basic data, which is freely available to the private sector, is a potential driver for innovation, growth and job creation.
Therefore, the Danish government has launched a basic-data initiative called “Good basic data for everyone - a driver for growth and efficiency", coordinated by the Ministry of Finance. Read more in the press release and in details in the informative brochure about this interesting solution, which is very inspiring for our members!