Editorial

UK maintains open data lead as rest of Europe starts to see benefits

New Capgemini Consulting study into open data maturity found understanding of the impact of open data at an economic level has markedly increased, as has overall market size

Posted 10 October 2016 by

Latest headlines from our content partner 'Government Computing'The UK is ranked first within Europe and also the world, in the Open Data Barometer Rank, which details the prevalence and impact of open data initiatives in each country. The UK is also the top European country in the Open Data Index, an annual effort to measure the state of open government data around the world.

The UK’s position is scrutinised in a new report, ‘Open Data Maturity in Europe 2016’ published by the European Data Portal, which tracks the way EU28 countries and Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (the EU28+) host and use public data. It found that those countries publishing more information are expecting a higher social, economic and political benefit on citizens.

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