Public Sector IT:

October, 2014


October 30, 2014  7:23 AM

Law to leave wiggle room for public data profiteers

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Forthcoming data laws will put only a loose cap on public bodies seeking to sell public information for profit, according to the head of a UK consultation on their scope.

Yet while the law change will also boost the amount of public information being sold for profit, the UK insists it...

October 24, 2014  10:03 AM

Geo data geared for stage-2 privatization

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The UK's public mapping data has been put on the road to privatization after the Ordnance Survey opened talks to become a govco.

The controversial plan contradicts official claims that the UK is committed to turning its most valuable public data sets into open data. Such data is already...


October 23, 2014  8:30 AM

UK needs “mature debate” on open data, says senior official

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The UK's open data programme looks like it has hit a wall after a senior official intervened to call time on its release of the nation's most valuable public data assets.

As the campaign bugle call for...


October 21, 2014  1:01 PM

UK open data “failed opportunity” says founding academic

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The UK has sent the world's open data movement up a wrong turn, fear its greatest advocates, by easing restrictions on profits that can be earned from the sale of public data.

Their fears were roused by a


October 2, 2014  7:00 AM

Southwest One earns breather on £50m IBM debt

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