6. Data Policies


As part of the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, the State Data Management Architect promulgates data governance policies that address technology; security; privacy; and communication strategies, policies, and procedures. Arizona operates under a statewide data-sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU). Implemented in 2019 and signed by 29 agencies, the MOU facilitates data sharing between agencies to support state-administered programs. These 29 agencies comprise the State Data Interoperability Council, which meets quarterly to focus on “reducing risk, maximizing efficiency, increasing the value of data exchanges and ensuring that systems are developed and maintained in accordance with Statewide and Budget Unit (BU) strategic plans.”