Data is all around us: an infographic shared on social media, statistics in the news, information from your textbook.
Literacy is having the skills to understand the information provided by data and to be able to think critically about it. It is being able to know the strengths and weaknesses of the data, the biases, and the reliability of the data.
Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, create and communicate data as information.
Check out this video from John Green on Data and Infographics.