Less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers have heard of “open data”, according to a survey. Photo: Getty Images
Less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers have heard of “open data”, according to a survey. Photo: Getty Images

Letters | Hong Kong’s laissez-faire attitude to open data is not a smart approach

  • Policymakers’ assumptions that publicising data alone will yield benefits and the public can make use of open data are not backed by evidence
  • Government departments must not use data from private companies as it is not as precise and professional as the government’s

Less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers have heard of “open data”, according to a survey. Photo: Getty Images
Less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers have heard of “open data”, according to a survey. Photo: Getty Images
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