The UK government hopes to boost its ability to analyse and act upon the data it collects via a new cross government ‘Data Leaders Network’ and newly-appointed director of data Paul Maltby. ComputerworldUK explains its plans – and the pitfalls. …

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Few are brave or foolish enough to publicly disagree with the idea that public bodies should publish as much of the data they hold as possible. After all, we need information – whether it be on projects, salaries, decisions or spending …

Data in Whitehall: which UK departments are the least and most open? Read more »

Many UK government bodies are still ‘a long way’ from routinely publishing their data, open data expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt has warned. By Charlotte Jee | Computerworld UK | Published 11:20, 12 August 15 Since 2010 the government has officially …

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Despite plaudits for his entrepreneurship and work on open data, top NHS official Kelsey is a divisive and controversial figure   By Charlotte Jee | Computerworld UK | Published 15:30, 03 August 15 If you’ve been in the UK for …

Care.data director Tim Kelsey: the mastermind behind the NHS GP data project Read more »