Good data governance means including all the people, processes and technologies needed to manage and protect data assets in order to guarantee generally understandable, correct, complete, trustworthy, secure and discoverable data.

Many data challenges for policymakers arise from the advancement of technology - from AI enabling fewer humans to make higher-level decisions to the need for greater advancements in cybersecurity to enhance international security.

Predicting and anticipating the direction of new technology is key to ensuring minimum data disruption from change, as well as empowering policymakers and states to better understand the potential outcomes of specific courses of action.