How Open Data Can Revolutionize a Society in Crisis

We are undoubtedly living in the middle of an unfolding open data revolution. But open data, as a new tool for governance, is about much more than transparency for its own sake.

Open government data—namely publishing whole classes of information collected by government in their entirety, such as spending records, visitor logs, and measures of hospital infection rates—is enabling a diverse set of stakeholders, including citizens, government agencies, businesses and others, to make informed decisions about the behind-the-scenes processes that govern their daily lives.

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