" Public Data " is the objective, factual, non-personal data on which public services run and are assessed, on which policy decisions are based, or which is collected or generated in the course of public service delivery.
The Open Data consultation paper sets out Government’s proposed approach for Transparency and Open Data Strategy, which is aimed at establishing a culture of openness and transparency in public services.
We want to hear from everyone – citizens, businesses, public services themselves, and other interest groups – on how we can best embed a culture of openness and transparency in our public services. The consultation closes on 27 October 2011.
What people say about Open Data Not a question of how much data to make open but how to make it open What is the return on investment? There has been little interest in OpenData from our citizen Are the opening up of data enough to meet the need of transparency and accountability? Datasets are inherently dull and are they understood by the local citizen?