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Open Standards Critical to Open Data

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Dave Nitchman

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An opinion piece in Government Technology Magazine advocates for using open standards as the best way for local and national governments to implement open data initiatives. The benefits cited include reducing “the cost of developing and maintaining the data, and can increase the data’s value by making it more widely used” along with creating “opportunities for businesses to innovate and profit by enhancing the data to offer more useful data and new services for governments, businesses and consumers”. Read more

Related: US SEC’s Mary Jo White reiterated the agency’s commitment to find ways to “improve the quality and usefulness of structured data while reducing the burdens on companies as much as possible”. 

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