Data policy is an architectural building block of the EIRA Semantic view supporting the Semantic interoperability layer of the European Interoperability Framework.

A Data policy is a specialisation of Resource (Business Object in EIRA). It is a set of broad, high level principles which form the guiding framework in which data management can operate.

The Data Policy ABB is salient for semantic interoperability because it provides a guiding framework to manage data and information according to interoperability principles as stated in the EIF recommendation #eif30 - Perceive data and information as a public asset: "Perceive data and information as a public asset that should be appropriately generated, collected, managed, shared, protected and preserved."

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Source: European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA version 3) (url) (with information on the 3rd release at the website of the ISA² - Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens).