Julia Kloiber of Open Knowledge Foundation on open data: “E-Government Act will have a positive effect”
The idea behind open data is simple: Once collected, the data should be used in various areas, by as many actors as possible and for as many applications as possible. As a project manager for the Open Knowledge Foundation Julia Kloiber is committed to ensuring that the benefits of this idea are more frequently used in Germany too. To achieve this aim a 1.2 million prototype fund for open source projects was set up in collaboration with several partners including the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Also, Ms Kloiber is particularly happy about the E-Government Act that was recently passed in Berlin.
Ms Kloiber, data are not all the same: While some data require to be handled with the utmost care in terms of security and storage – see suspension of Safe Harbor – other data need to be transparent and publicly available. The question is: When should data be accessible by everybody and what are...
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