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Beijing Lauchnes In-House Chief Data Officer Initiative

Thu, 25 Jan 2024
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 24 Oct. 2023, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology released the “Beijing Chief Data Officer (CDO) System Pilot Work Plan” (北京市首席数据官制度试点工作方案, hereinafter the “Plan”)

According to the Plan, Beijing will establish CDO positions in various government departments across the city.

The Plan aims to establish and improve mechanisms for data aggregation, governance, sharing, opening, application, and overall information coordination within the government. The goal is to innovate the mode of data sharing, opening, development, and utilization, and improve the capabilities of data governance and operation.

The responsibilities of government in-house CDOs include:

  • formulating implementation plans for the development of digital transformation in pilot departments and various districts;
  • promoting innovation in data fusion and digital transformation of business;
  • coordinating work on data governance, data sharing, data development and utilization, and data security; and

timely detecting, preventing, and correcting acts that violate relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies and may cause significant losses, ensuring data privacy and



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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