About Us

The Data Futures Partnership is an independent group that has been tasked by the Government to help create the right systems, settings and conditions to allow our data to be put to work making New Zealand a better place.

The Partnership wants to champion increased data use in New Zealand but understands people have important questions and concerns around privacy, security and potential misuse of data which must be addressed by those seeking to use people’s personal information. Equally valuable are the benefits of effective data use and sharing. This includes medical breakthroughs, more access to real time information (eg. bus arrival times) and a better understanding of what works, and what doesn’t.

Data Futures Partnership has partnered with Toi Āria: Design for Public Good at Massey University to design the online tool and to facilitate workshops across the country. The online tool has been made in collaboration with Springload.