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Transparency and Open Data. Why bother?

Transparency and Open Data. Why bother?

This video was recorded at European Data Forum (EDF), Copenhagen 2012. Data is the new raw material of the 21st Century a resource that gets more plentiful every day. Generated and disseminated by users of the Internet and World Wide Web a data deluge is changing our world. Data drives transactions and decisions of every kind. Transport, retail, health, education, leisure along with every aspect of our lives depends on an evolving data ecosystem. The science and engineering of data is fundamental to the modern world. The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a new strain of data - Open Government Data (OGD). Nation states, regional authorities and cities are all setting up OGD programmes. The reasons are numerous and compelling; transparency and accountability, the drive to improve... Show More


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