What Data are You Talking About?

Readers have already seen examples of the sorts of data that are or may become open - and they will see more examples below. However, it will be useful to quickly outline what sorts of data are, or could be, open – and, equally importantly, won’t be open.

The key point to make is that when opening up data the focus is on non-personal data, that is, data which does not contain information about specific individuals.

Similarly, for some kinds of government data, national security restrictions may apply.