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Government launches National Information Infrastructure

ComputerWorldUK - All public data will be available in a reliable, accessible format.

The government has announced a National Information Infrastructure (NII) that it says will eventually contain all public data in a way that it can be accessed by anyone, in real time.

The creation of the NII is in response to the independent Shakespeare Review of public sector information, which was published in June 2013 as part of the Cabinet Office’s Open Data White Paper. The NII has been announced as part of the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) Summit in London this week. 

“We’ve developed a process to identify those datasets that are most useful to either business, or civil society, or government, to improve growth, public services and citizens’ lives,” Peter Lawrence, deputy director of transparency and open data at the Cabinet Office, told the summit.