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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Germany’s GAIA-X strategy; and what consideration they have given to adopting a similar strategy.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Up-to-date infrastructure and governance models are important parts of effective government data use. DCMS is continuing to lead cross-government work to progress the UK's National Data Strategy, so that we can fully and responsibly unlock the power of data, for people and organisations across the UK.

The Cabinet Office has recently published guidance for government departments on choosing a cloud strategy, and continues to regularly review similar strategies taken by other countries to assess their relevance for the UK government.

DCMS and Cabinet Office are also focused on producing a plan for the use of data across government. Initiatives like Germany’s GAIA-X strategy will be important to consider as my officials continue to develop our policy in this area.

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