Government provides more information freely
- The government is increasingly making its own public information via the internet. This year the number of data sets that governments have placed on the dedicated website, doubled from 3150 to 7156. Citizens and businesses are free to use this data.
Minister Ronald Plasterk of Internal Affairs has reported progress Monday to parliament. Public data related to all sectors. The collection of this data is paid with tax money.
The policy calls for long to disclosure. That's good for the administrative transparency and also everyone can benefit from them, so Plasterk itself accepts.
People can use the data to learn more about a particular topic, such as schools. Companies can use the information for their own operations. Some entrepreneurs put it on there own site.