Press release October 21, 2020

"Open Government Data": Intended effects largely missed (in German).

Since the mid-1990s, legislators have been striving to open up the administration. One element of this is the provision of administrative data free of charge as "Open Government Data" or "Open Data" for short. This is intended to promote economic growth and increase the transparency of the administration. A new study by the IAW, which was funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation, shows that municipalities are currently providing data and in many cases using it themselves within the administration. However, there are as yet no economic business models based on open data. Demand for the data from civil society is also still weak.

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