The promotion of digitalisation is a central goal in the Government Programme. To support this goal, the Government has outlined in a resolution measures what will promote the use of data in business activities.
It is estimated that mass data will create for Finland a 2.1% GDP growth potential by 2020. The purpose of the resolution’s measures is to enable this growth by establishing the preconditions for data-based business activities and removing unnecessary barriers to growth.
In its resolution, the Government also outlined personal data administration (My Data) measures, as the use of personal information and data produced by people themselves is of increasing importance to the economy and in society.
The resolutions will be implemented by a number of other bodies in addition to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, including various ministries and government offices, private sector operators, organisations, innovation funders and actors from within the research and education sector.