How open should open data be?

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How open should open data be?

  1. 1. GoOpen 2011:Howopenshouldopen data be? <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bixentro/2199711056/<br />
  2. 2. Bente KalsnesCommunicationAdvisor, <br />Origo.no<br />Email: bente@origo.noTwitter: @benteka<br />http://blogg.origo.no/<br />
  3. 3. Whyshould public data be open?<br />Openness – democraticprinciple<br />Control <br />Public data is alreadypaid for throughtaxes<br />Business and innovationpotential<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifesized/4077455319/<br />
  4. 4. Except…<br /><ul><li>Personal data
  5. 5. National security data
  6. 6. Internalprocedures in a ministry
  7. 7. Data thatcanencouragecriminalactivity.</li></ul>Source: Teknologirådet <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigallen/4320878114/<br />
  8. 8. Privacy= protectionofweak from scrutiny by powerful.Transparency= exposureofpowerful to scrutiny by weak. YochaiBenkler<br />
  9. 9. 11 data sets<br />
  10. 10. SOME INTERESTING NORWEGIAN EXAMPLES:<br />Roads, schools, maps, politics<br />
  11. 11. ROADS <br />
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  14. 14. ”Bergens Tidende is the first publicationthatgotaccess to theNorwegian Public Roads Administration’s data collectionofaccidents”<br />- Aftenposten<br />
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  18. 18. SCHOOLS <br />
  19. 19. The debateaboutschool testing<br />
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  25. 25. MAPS <br />
  26. 26. Maps are essensial for Origo. A-pressen gathers and collectuser-createdcontent from localblogs at Origo. <br />
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  28. 28. Pricetag for using public, detailedmaps (FBK) at Origo:500.000 NOK A YEAR + 3 ØRE PR CLICK<br />We’renaturallyusingGooglemaps…<br />
  29. 29. Is it right that public data should be thatexpensive?<br />The more peopleusethem, the more expensivethemapsbecome. Not a verygood business model…<br />
  30. 30. POLITICS<br />
  31. 31. VOTING DATA FROM STORTINGET, THE PARLIAMENT<br />Foto: Stortinget, Flickr, CC<br />
  32. 32. MØRE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY AT STORTINGET<br />
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  34. 34. BUT WHERE IS THE API FOR EACH MP PROFILE?OR EVEN VOTING DATA?<br />
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  36. 36. CONTEXUALISING OF INFORMATION, EX. DANISH INFORMATION<br />
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  39. 39. HURRAY! STORTINGET HAS PROMISED THAT STRUCTURED DATA AND API’S SHOULD BE IN PLACE BY THE SUMMER..<br />
  40. 40. LOCAL POLITICS<br />
  41. 41. THE MUNICIPALITY’S WEB SITE<br />
  42. 42. Whichpolitical party has most influence?<br />
  43. 43. HARAMSNYTT<br />
  44. 44. THIS IS HOW THE JOURNALIST DID IT: <br />Contactedthemunicipality to getvoting and proposal data from theprevious 3 years. <br />Registeringthe data and theoutcomeofthe vote in a spreadsheet.<br />Could present whichpolitical party got most or least oftheirsuggestionsadopted.<br />
  45. 45. How have theysolvedthis in the UK and the US?<br />
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  49. 49. Norwayneed:<br />Increasedawarenesswithingovernmentonthevalueof open data <br />Increasedknowledge in the media business abouthow to dealwith public data<br />Computer supporter journalism must be closelyintegrated in universities.<br />A technological ”Fritt Ord” for techinnovation.<br />
  50. 50. Thanks! <br />Bente KalsnesKommunikasjonsrådgiver, <br />Origo.no<br />E-post: bente@origo.noTwitter: @benteka<br />http://www.slideshare.net/benteka<br />

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