Korea gets poor marks in open data

2013_11_opendataKorea lags behind some other advanced countries in the openness of data collected by the government, according to an England-based nonprofit organization.  A recent survey of 77 countries by the World Wide Web Foundation gave Korea 54.21 points out of 100 in its Open Data Barometer, which made it the 12th most transparent country among those surveyed.

The United Kingdom topped the list at 100, followed by the United States at 93.38 points and Sweden at 85.75 points. It is the first time the organization, established by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, conducted the survey. The scores, according to the organization, combine an assessment of the countries’ readiness regarding open data policy, as well as how well it implements the policy and how much of an impact it has on society.

For full article, see Joongang Daily.

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