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Government: Open Data User Group to help unleash the potential of open data

The Information Daily - Today’s first meeting of the Open Data User Group (ODUG) has been hailed by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, as another important step in the Government’s open data revolution.

The group will advise the Government on what public sector data it believes will have the greatest economic and social benefits for the UK and should therefore be released as open data.

The names of the 13 members of the ODUG – who will meet today in London’s Tech City under the chairmanship of Heather Savory, who was appointed in May – have also been revealed. They comprise open data experts drawn from the worlds of business (including a significant SME representation as well as large national companies such as Sainsbury’s and Experian), civil society, academia and local government.