The Digital Continuity 2020 policy plays a key role in supporting the Australian Government's digital transformation initiatives and driving e-government. Agencies that understand and fully realise the benefits of their assets – information, technology, people and processes – will deliver better and more efficient services to Australians.
The Digital Continuity 2020 policy enables the integration of information governance principles and practices into the work of agencies and their governance arrangements to:
- optimise the delivery of government programs and services;
- enable information reuse for economic and social benefits; and
- protect the rights and entitlements of Australians.
The policy promotes a consistent approach to information governance across the Australian Government and within individual agencies. It applies to government information, data and records, as well as systems, services and processes, including those created or delivered by third parties on behalf of Australian Government agencies.
The Digital Continuity 2020 policy is aligned with the work of the Digital Transformation Office and builds on the foundations of previously issued transition policies. The National Archives is responsible for leading the implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 policy.