How we treat data is an infrastructure issue for the city, as important as our road, railway and energy networks. We need to develop better policies and build these into public procurement and the design of new services. This is also important for our city’s growth. The data sector is estimated to create around £322bn of economic value to the UK by 2020. London already has a world-class ecosystem in research, skills and businesses. We want to continue to foster the conditions for this sector to grow and benefit all Londoners.
The next stage is to work in collaboration with partners to build this into a city-wide approach.
To enable this next stage, the Mayor will:
- launch the London Office for Data Analytics (LODA) and programme to increase data-sharing and collaboration for the benefit of Londoners
- develop a city-wide cyber security strategy to coordinate responses to cyber-threats to businesses, public services and citizens
- strengthen data rights and accountability to build trust in how public data is used
- support an open ecosystem to increase transparency and innovation