The UK Cabinet Office starts a public consultation on Open Data

The UK Cabinet Office starts a public consultation on Open Data

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The UK Cabinet Office launched a public consultation on Open Data today.

London, 4 August 2011

(by Daniel Dietrich)

The UK Cabinet Office launched a public consultation on Open Data today.

Francis Maude, Minister for Cabinet Office writes in his foreword of the Open Data consultation paper: "Openness is at the heart of this Government‟s approach. Open Government and Open Data have the power to transform absolutely the way government and society work for the better. Transparency is above politics. It will reveal variation in our society and our public services, re-establishing individual responsibility and local accountability for public service professionals." See the video message from Francis Maude on the launch of the public consultation:

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 proposed approach is fundamentally about creating a ‘pull’ (an enhanced right to data) and a ‘push’ (a presumption of publication). The consultation seeks the public’s views on:

  • how we might enhance a ‘right to data’, establishing stronger rights for individuals, businesses and other actors to obtain data from public service providers
  • how to set transparency standards that enforce this right to data
  • how public service providers might be held to account for delivering open data
  • how we might ensure collection and publication of the most useful data
  • how we might make the internal workings of government and the public sector more open
  • how far there is a role for government to stimulate enterprise and market making in the use of open data.


How to respond

Deadline for responses
27 October 2011

Online
www.data.gov.uk/opendataconsultation

Email
opendataconsultation@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk

Post
Send a written response to:

Open Data Consultation
Transparency Team
Efficiency and Reform Group
Cabinet Office
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ


Downloads

Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation (PDF)

Source: 
http://data.gov.uk/opendataconsu
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