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Public views on open data

This report summarises public views on the topic of open data over the last 5 years.

Executive summary

The report provides an analysis of key messages and trends; and gives an overview of possible gaps in current knowledge about what the public think of open data and why. Open data means information available “for anyone to use, for any purpose, at no cost” . While some would exclude ‘personal’ from the strict definition of open data, this report covers non-personal and personal data, largely because of the focus of public engagement and public concerns found in the source material. Therefore, the topic of data sharing is also covered to a certain extent in this report.


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