There are two Cabinet Office consultations taking place at the moment around open data: one around data policy for the new Public Data Corporation (PDC), and another around the government’s policy around transparency and open data strategy.
This should be of enormous interest to any media organisation – a key opportunity to influence the availability of information of public interest.
For example, among the issues under consideration are (summed up by Tony Hirst): charging for PDC information, licensing and regulation.
These will all be vital elements in the future of journalism – news organisations and journalists should be vocal in shaping them.
The deadline for both consultations is October 27.