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
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

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