The (Im)possibilities of Open Data?

Jamieson, David, Wilson, Rob and Martin, Mike (2019) The (Im)possibilities of Open Data? Public Money & Management, 39 (5). pp. 364-368. ISSN 0954-0962

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2019.1611240

Abstract

The perceived benefits and possibilities that the production, publication and consumption of Open Government Data (OGD) can provide to citizens and the economy are well documented. In the UK, this has resulted in the introduction of key legislation, such as the Freedom of Information Act 2010, and the Data Protection Act 2018. However, there is insufficient empirical knowledge and evidence to support the extent as to which the intended possibilities of OGD (transparency, releasing social and commercial value, and participation and engagement) have been realized. This article investigates these supposed possibilities and suggests that they may be impossibilities instead.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open data, Open Government Data, public policy
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 16:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38265

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