Decision makers given free advice on how to handle data and educate an IT literate workforce.
British MPs and policy makers have been urged to look at the technological revolution the country is currently going through.
The BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, asked politicians to understand not only the potential of technology to the economy and society, but also what holds the country back in this field.
To help decision makers, the Institute launched a series of Ministerial briefing papers including IT in Health and Social Care, Identity Management for Citizen Interaction with the Digital Economy, Online Government Services and Citizen Interaction, and Communication and Infrastructure.
In a fifth paper, "Digital Skills and the Future of the Workplace", the BCS warns that the country needs a highly competent and forward thinking workforce both now and in the future, in addition toboard level understanding of the impact of technology.
It also advises that personal data should remain the property of the individual unless they choose for it to be used, and that adult education and skills development must concentrate on re-skilling those in industries that are undergoing change through the advancement and adoption of technology.
The Institute said that is it keen to ensure that MPs and policy makers understand the fundamental changes that data and information will enable within education, policing, health and social care and help to improve the lives of every citizen.
David Evans, Director of Policy at the Institute, said: "We need to ensure that the workforce is prepared for the coming challenges and that the UK is positioned as the best place to live and do business in a digital world, creating more jobs and wealth for the country.
"[Protect personal information] remains a challenge that the world’s greatest technological companies are yet to adequately address, and cannot do alone."