David Higgerson: ‘The dangers of data talk’

While David Higgerson, head of multimedia at Trinity Mirror Regionals, welcomes the government’s open data initiatives, he raises a few concerns on his blog, asking how long it is going to flow, for example.

While I’m sure the Tories have little intention of suddenly closing down data access in the future, there are signs that levels of data collection may reduce in the future.

Take, for example, the announcement this week that the number of health targets will be reduced. On one hand, it’s a quick headline to announce a reduction in red tape, but it also means that less data will be collected.

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