(1) The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:
(a) Each state agency, through the provisions of governmental services, collects a
significant amount of data about persons having interactions with the state agency;
(b) A unified statewide data governance framework will enhance the effectiveness and
efficiency of government services by promoting greater collaboration, innovation,
and agility in government operations through data-sharing between state agencies;
(c) A robust and consistent program of information sharing across state agencies that
prioritizes interoperability and privacy will enable the state to meet its current
challenges and to leverage data to improve the health and quality of life for Coloradans;
(d) The privacy of Coloradans must remain a central tenet in the state's information
sharing program. With the increase of attacks on sensitive data held by public and private entities,
information security is critically important. Fundamental data management principles, such as data minimization, not only protect
the privacy of Coloradans, but reduce the state's risk in the event of a security
(2) It is the intent of the general assembly to encourage information sharing across
state agencies, including the department of law, the department of state, and the
department of the treasury, which are principal departments headed by independently
elected constitutional officers.
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