D9: Uruguay hosted the summit of the world's leading countries in Digital Government
The member countries approved the "Montevideo Data Declaration" which establishes the general principles of a comprehensive strategy for the use of data globally.
Uruguay participated in the annual meeting of D9, the group of world leaders in digital government, held in our country between November 4 and 6. There, important definitions of the operation and constitution of the group were adopted and the “Montevideo Data Declaration” was approved, which establishes the general principles of a comprehensive strategy for the use of data globally.
The group started with five countries: Israel, Estonia, England, Korea and New Zealand, then Canada, Uruguay, Portugal and Mexico joined. This year also added Denmark. The objective of D9 is the development of connectivity, digital citizenship, programming from childhood, open government, open standards and codes and people-centered government.
The last day of the summit held in Montevideo was attended by Juan Andrés Roballo, Deputy Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic, who indicated that "the paradigm of technological development experienced by Uruguay is based on inclusion and equity."
He added: "We are confident that this area will become an engine of a global inclusion scheme."
The executive director of the Agency of Electronic Government and Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC), José Clastornik, reviewed the work of Uruguay over more than a decade of development of the Digital Government. He made reference to the origin and evolution of digital policy, the creation of the government ecosystem and the institutional framework, as well as some outstanding initiatives and international indicators that account for advances in the field.
"The hallmark of Uruguay's digital development is the transformation with equity," he said during the event.
The “Montevideo Data Declaration” seeks to promote a holistic vision for data management in the public sector. In this sense, the D9 countries are committed to improving the provision of services, decision-making and the operations of the States, promoting research and innovation and building trust through transparency and accountability.
The statement contains a series of principles for data management ("Accessibility", "Human Rights, ethics and accountability", "Aptitude for the purpose", "Data flow", "Opening by default" and "Privacy and data security ”) for the protection of human rights.