FOR GROWTHAND EFFICIENCY
Public authorities in Denmark register various core informationabout individuals, businesses, real properties, buildings, addresses,and more. This information, called basic data, is re-used throughoutthe public sector. Re-use of high-quality data is an essential basisfor public authorities to perform their tasks properly and efficientlyacross units, administrations and sectors.Basic data is an important contribution to modernising the publicsector. The public and businesses are provided a better and moreefficient service, when data that has already been recorded is sharedacross institutions and is included directly in case processing.Furthermore, employees in the public sector will be less burdenedby repetitive and routine tasks, and this, in turn, will release moreresources for increased welfare in e.g. the healthcare and educationsectors.However, open and homogenous re-use of basic data also has greatvalue for the private sector, partly because businesses use thisdata in their internal processes and, partly, because the informationcontained in public-sector data can be exploited for entirely newproducts and solutions, in particular digital ones. In short, basicdata freely available to the private sector is a potential driver forinnovation, growth and job creation.