FOIA This! Open Data Effort Stalls - 酷辣虫
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-08-03
"In our latest look at FOIA around the world, we examine the state of open data sets. According to the new report by the World Wide Web Foundation , the news is not good.
'The number of global truly open datasets remains at a standstill,' according to the group’s researchers, who say that only seven percent of government data is fully open.
The findings come in the fourth edition of the Open Data Barometer , an annual assessment which was enlarged this year to include 1,725 datasets from 15 different sectors across 115 countries. The report summarizes:
Only seven governments include a statement on open data by default in their current policies. Furthermore, we found that only 7 percent of the data is fully open, only one of every two datasets is machine readable and only one in four datasets has an open license . While more data has become available in a machine-readable format and under an open license since the first edition of the Barometer, the number of global truly open datasets remains at a standstill.
Based on the detailed country-by-country rankings, the report says some countries continue to be leaders on open data, a few have stepped up their game, but some have slipped backwards."