Public Data Corporation to Free up Public Data

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude and Business Minister Edward Davey have outlined plans for a new Public Data Corporation.

The Corporation will, for the first time, bring together Government bodies and data into one organisation and provide an unprecedented level of easily accessible public information and drive further efficiency in the delivery of public services.

Supporting the Government’s growth agenda, it will open up opportunities for innovative developers, businesses and members of the public to generate social and economic growth through the use of data.

The Corporation will also have the potential to attract investment, reinforcing and accelerating the development of these world class assets and their contribution to the knowledge economy.

By bringing valuable Government data together, governed by a consistent set of principles around data collection, maintenance, production and charging, the Government can share best practice, drive efficiencies and create innovative public services for citizens and businesses. The Public Data Corporation will also provide real value for the taxpayer.

This move should allow Warwickshire County Council  to extend the on good work done on Open Data, where we are nationally recognised as a leader in proving Open Data to the public.  Warwickshire Observatory will continue to take a strong interest in further developing the data that we provide to Warwickshires citizens, through our Local Information System project that is currently in development.

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/

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