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UK government leads the world for open data transparency

V3 - The UK government has the most transparent and wide-ranging open data initiative in the world, ahead of the US, Sweden and France, according to research by Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Web Foundation.

The Open Data Barometer is the second survey by the organisation to examine 86 governments' commitments to opening up data in the name of transparency and openness.

The Web Foundation praised the top three nations for their efforts in these areas.

“The UK, US and Sweden remain at the top of this cluster, and at the top of the Barometer overall," the organisation said.

"Each country has placed an emphasis on the economic growth potential of open data and, over the last year, each has continued to develop mechanisms for engaging with private sector data users [such as] the Open Data User Group in the UK."