Open Data White Paper: Unleashing the Potential

Today we publish our Open Data command paper, which sets out how we’re putting data and transparency at the heart of government and public services. 
We’re making it easier to access public data; easier for data publishers to release data in standardised, open formats; and engraining a ‘presumption to publish’ unless specific reasons (such as privacy or national security) can be clearly articulated. 
From the Prime Minister down, central Government is committed to making Open Data an effective engine of economic growth, social wellbeing, political accountability and public service improvement. 
Read more and view departmental strategies here.


Open Data White Paper (pdf, 534kb)
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Open Data White Paper (word, 313kb)
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Open Data White Paper (odt, 190kb)
File type: Open Office Text | File size: 189.60 kB
Open Data Strategy Data Release Schedule (ods, 31kb)
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Publication date: 28/6/2012

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