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UK open government data: the results of the official audit

The Guardian - This should be a good week for open government data in the UK. The British government is one of the key drivers in the Open Government Partnership, presently meeting in Brasilia, where it is being lauded for the way it has released a "tsunami of data".

And yet, according to the National Audit Office, all is not entirely rosy. Read between the lines of its report out today, Implementing Transparency, and you will see a government which has been chucking out tonnes of data, that no-one looks at and without a complete strategy. Oh and it's cost an awful lot of money.

Crucially, it found the Cabinet office seemed to have no idea of how much the transparency agenda would cost or what it would do: