The Digital Service Design Standard (the Standard) was published in mid-2018. The New Zealand Government made a commitment under the Open Government Partnership to publish a preferred assessment model for the Standard.
The Web Accessibility Standard and Web Usability Standard require that NZ Government organisations be prepared to assess and report on their conformance with those Standards. This includes submitting a risk assessment and management plan regarding any areas of non-conformance.
New Zealanders need to have trust and confidence in the way their information is being managed and used by government agencies. Agency obligations are defined in the 12 Information Privacy Principles that underpin the Privacy Act 1993.
Risk management is about understanding, assessing and documenting the scope of your risk in relation to service delivery, reputation, legal exposure, security and integrity, customer confidentiality and investment. Some processes require specific risk management strategies.
A valued system of assurance delivers high levels of trust and confidence in digital public services for all New Zealanders. The System Assurance team provides Ministers, the Government Chief Digital Officer and other key stakeholders with confidence that the system of assurance supporting digital government outcomes is effective.
Digital information management includes both data management and records management. There are standards and principles governing data and public records in the digital space, as well as requirements for protecting people’s privacy and managing security online. All of these need to be considered together to develop good information management practices.
Investment management in the state sector is led by Treasury. The Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) as the functional lead for digital, and the Government Chief Data Steward (GCDS) as the functional lead for data, provide advice to Treasury and to agencies.
Agencies are required to use public cloud services in preference to traditional IT systems. They are required to adopt these services on a case by case basis, following risk assessments. Public cloud services are ICT services used by multiple organisations from different industries, including public and private sectors.
The Government Enterprise Architecture for New Zealand (GEA-NZ) is a common language and categorisation framework that promotes consistency in the way government models its business processes, services and infrastructure.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) define the ways in which applications and software components communicate with each other. The term usually refers to web-based APIs, which underpin digital ecosystems by making services and information easily available within and across organisations.
Data management is about how your data moves through a data lifecycle: plan, collect, short-term storage, analysis, publish and preserve. At each stage you need to consider New Zealand data policies and adopt best practice when looking at how your data is stored, published and used.
Open data is data that anyone can access, share and use. Data must be open, trusted, authoritative, well managed and readily available. Opening up data for reuse has widespread benefits to government, the private sector and the public.
The Evidence of Identity (EOI) Standard provides guidance about the process for the establishment and confirmation of an individual’s identity. The standard applies to both online and offline settings.