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Government launches open data consultation

COMPUTERWORLDUK -  The government is asking the public to come up with ideas on how the government can become more open.

The consultation, ‘Making Open Data Real’, was launched today following Prime Minister David Cameron’s letter to the Cabinet last month, which announced plans to publish key data on the NHS, criminal courts, schools and transport, as part of the government’s open data and transparency agenda.

“The UK government is determined to have the most ambitious open data agenda of any government in the world. We want to embed this approach throughout the public service and we want to hear from people about how they think we should do this,” said Francis Maude, cabinet minister.