October 20, 2023
Developing a practical data strategy to help the OPSS advance its data maturity within essential data-reliant regulatory functions
The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) faced a substantial challenge: their crucial regulatory functions in product safety market surveillance, enforcement and policy formation were hindered by a reliance on a limited number of lower-quality, internal and external datasets, supplemented with open-source intelligence. This constraint severely hampered OPSS’s ability to proactively identify and rigorously assess product safety risks and to substantiate more extensive policy and regulatory transformations. To address the challenge, OPSS asked PUBLIC to advise on essential improvements to their data strategy and maturity across its data-reliant functions.
To provide a practical strategy that improved OPSS’ data maturity from it’s current position, We adopted an approach driven by evidence:
Our work has helped advance OPSS’ data maturity within essential data-reliant regulatory functions, taking a needs-based approach to acquiring and managing new critical data sources. The data strategy we’ve developed will help OPSS mitigate future public safety risks and better inform ongoing policy and regulatory decisions that keep citizens safe.
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