New Report Highlights Successes and Challenges of Worldwide Open Data Policies | TechPresident
"A new study of 77 countries from the World Wide Web Foundation and Open Data Institute indicates that while 55 percent of countries have open data initiatives in place, less than 10 percent of key government datasets around the world are in fact easily accessible to the public. Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, released the study Thursday in connection with a speech he gave at the Open Government Partnership annual summit in London, which techPresident is also live-blogging. The new report's Open Barometer ranks the United Kingdom at the top when it comes to the policy, implementation and impact of open government data, followed by the United States, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark and Norway. The barometer ranks Kenya as the most advanced developing country, and also sees it ahead of richer countries such as Ireland and Belgium in global comparisons ..."