Organizational issues: How to open up government data?

Yannis Charalabidis, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Charalampos Alexopoulos, Marijn Janssen, Thomas Lampoltshammer, Enrico Ferro

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

Abstract

Governments create and collect enormous amounts of data, for instance concerning voting results, transport, energy, education, and employment. These datasets are often stored in an archive that is not accessible for others than the organization’s employees. To attain benefits such as transparency, engagement, and innovation, many governmental organizations are now also providing public access to this data. However, in opening up their data, these organizations face many issues, including the lack of standard procedures, the threat of privacy violations when releasing data, accidentally releasing policy-sensitive data, the risk of data misuse, challenges regarding the ownership of data and required changes at different organizational layers. These issues often hinder the easy publication of government data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Administration and Information Technology
PublisherSpringer
Pages57-73
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-90850-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePublic Administration and Information Technology
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2512-1812
ISSN (Electronic)2512-1839

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Organizational issues: How to open up government data?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Charalabidis, Y., Zuiderwijk, A., Alexopoulos, C., Janssen, M., Lampoltshammer, T., & Ferro, E. (2018). Organizational issues: How to open up government data? In Public Administration and Information Technology (pp. 57-73). (Public Administration and Information Technology; Vol. 28). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90850-2_4