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A new Open Data Policy of the US Government says that ‘starting this week (9th May 2013) new and modernized Government information systems should use open and machine readable formats by default’.

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‘To promote continued job growth, Government efficiency, and the social good that can be gained from opening Government data to the public, the default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable. Government information shall be managed as an asset throughout its life cycle to promote interoperability and openness, and, wherever possible and legally permissible, to ensure that data are released to the public in ways that make the data easy to find, accessible, and usable. In making this the new default state, executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall ensure that they safeguard individual privacy, confidentiality, and national security.’ (Source: Executive Order)

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There Is More To The US Open Data Policy Than Meets The Eye

by Andrea Di Maio

 

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