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Data Sharing Playbook

A guide for state & local agencies on how to improve cross-organizational data sharing.


In this playbook, we lay out strategies that will help government agencies share data safely, securely, and ethically. The strategies are focused on interagency data sharing, although many practices will also benefit sharing data with the public.

How to use this playbook

We recommend that agencies who own data read the following sections in order to build a data-sharing framework that respects the laws and regulations that apply to their data:

Agencies that seek to request data will benefit from the following sections to initiate strong data sharing partnerships:

Finally, we recommend that all agencies read the guidance on transferring data before transferring data to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of the data being shared.

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