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Government data PDF enthusiasts will be 'dealt with', says Maude

The Guardian - Most government departments breaching Coalition's own transparency rules.

Nearly every major department could be in breach of the government's own open data license, after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude committed to force them to publish their spending data in transparent formats today.

The Minister, in charge of the government's transparency drive, said that departments who continue to publish the data in their annual reports in PDF format would be 'dealt with'.

"Data in annual reports in PDF, that is in breach of our own open government license - and we will deal with that," he said