The National Data Infrastructure Plan
(Resolution 460 of February 15, 2022, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications – MinTIC)
The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC), through Resolution 460 of 2022, issued the National Data Infrastructure Plan (PNID) and its roadmap developing the Digital Government Policy. The PNID is a strategic and tactical document that establishes the data infrastructure guidelines and the necessary actions for its management, implementation, and sustainability.
A data infrastructure is “the set of shared, dynamic and standardized resources, arranged by different actors, which enables the permanent provision of key data for its use and generation of social, economic and/or public value” (Art. Res. MinTIC 460 of 2022). Its function is to allow the collective use of data by articulating the different actors of society, especially the government, for focused decision-making that generates social and economic well-being.
Data infrastructure has six components to achieve its purpose: (1) data infrastructure strategy and governance; (2) data (master data, reference data, transactional and open data); (3) data exploitation; (4) data infrastructure interoperability; (5) the security and privacy of the data that make up the infrastructure; and (6) technical and technological tools.
Who is required to comply with the National Data Infrastructure Plan?
The PNID is mandatory for the Executive Branch of the Public Power and the other organisms and entities of a public nature that permanently carry out activities and administrative functions or provide public services of the Colombian State.
Also, it is mandatory for people in the private sector who perform administrative functions. The other actors can freely avail themselves of the PNID.
What is the scope of the PNID?
The PNID is based on the general principles of the administrative function, ICT, the administrative procedure, the processing of personal data, and the Digital Government policy. Likewise, it introduces particular principles as the following:
- Data quality
- Public trust and ethical management of data,
- Standardization and interoperability,
- Easy search, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse,
- Privacy by design and by default,
- Strategic definitions of sectors,
- Security and data protection,
Based on these principles, the ICT Ministry, in coordination with the National Planning Department, the National Administrative Department of Statistics, the Administrative Department of the Presidency and the Colombian Institute Agustín Codazzi, among others, will issue the guidelines and standards on data infrastructure, which will include at least the following topics (1) Information assets; (2) Architecture; (3) Data Lifecycle; (4) Data management models and their infrastructure; (5) Governance (Rules, faculties, and powers of decision); (6) Interoperability; (7) Technological Resources and (8) Human Talent.
For the adoption of the National Data Infrastructure Plan, it is necessary to review the following documents:
- Technical document and roadmap
- Policy and regulatory framework
- Data life cycle
- Guides, instruments, and guidelines
- Roadmap of the National Data Infrastructure Plan
- Matrix annex – Roadmap of the National Data Infrastructure Plan
Author: Camilo Millán I [email protected] I TMT