IDCC11 Preview: An interview with Ewan McIntosh | Digital Curation Centre
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Most people don't know what data could be used for and, in ignorance, assume the worst. That would be enough to stop anyone sharing information. The most polemical example would be healthcare, although schools data isn't far behind. This data could be life changing in terms of what we could learn from publishing it and sharing with a larger group of smart people. Sure, there will always be those who abuse the data, who don't 'get' it, but the benefit of a discovery or insight from someone who does is too great to ignore the potential...."