Use of data in public interest is an antidote to unease about web giants’ accumulation of user data

Across America there has been a coming-together of citizens, tech geeks and public officials in an effort to mine public data for new online tools and(...)

Releasing data sets and collaborating with the public and businesses is one way the public sector can solve problems and improve services

Getting data sets from inside government, semi-State and local bodies out into the public has been a significant part of IBM’s Smarter Cities i(...)

If the Government signs up to the Open Government Partnership , it should start publishing data in machine-readable formats, alongside PDFs and search interfaces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Knowledge is power and as transparency rises on the list of Government priorities, so too does the amount of related information in the public (...)