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Basic Data – digging into Denmark’s digital ressource

The Danish public sector has a long tradition for registering high quality information on Denmark and its citizens. These registrations are digital and stored in vast public registers, such as the Civil Registration System, the Central Business Register, and the Building and Dwelling Register are among Denmark’s digital resources.

With the Basic data Program, basic registrations about Denmark and its citizens are combined under the common term Basic Data. This means that data is standardized so it can be combined and used coherently. Relations between various Basic Data are clear, so it is, for example, possible to see that a person owns a house, which is located on a street. Along with the combining of registers, the quality of data is improved and new data is added. This way you can be sure that the data you use is correct, complete and up to date.

On top of this, Basic Data is made easily available and is, as a guiding rule, free to use, for everyone – authorities, businesses, citizens. Data is distributed via the shared distribution platform, the Data Distributor, from where it can safely and easily be used – with respect for personal and sensitive information.

The Basic Data Program paves the way for new opportunities. It gives the public sector a better starting point for making its administration more effective. In municipalities, regions and central government, the Basic Data Program can deliver economic benefits around 250 million DKK a year. At the same time, private businesses are given the opportunity of using free Basic Data in developing new, smart solutions and products. This way the basic Data Program can also contribute to growth and innovation in the private sector.

Read Director-General Lars Frelle-Petersen’s columne about basic data in The Director-General’s Corner.

 

The timetable

  • Fourth quarter of 2017: Data on citizens and businesses will be available from the Data Distributor
  • First quarter of 2018: Data on addresses and property will be available on the Data Distributor
  • Second quarter of 2018: Maps and other geographical data will be available from the Data Distributor
  • May 2018: All basic data will be available on the Data Distributor

 

Contact the program office: grunddata@digst.dk
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