Open Data: Opening government for a stronger Hong Kong – Harbour Times

Two articles in the Harbour Times featured Open Data Hong Kong.
In the article, “Open Data, Free People“, open data can be a boon to good government and a scourge to the bad. Improved efficiency, revelations that improve public policy and clean government are the upside. Privacy and other concerns must be respected. Indeed, a day is coming where it will be unacceptable for a government not to make all data collected available, machine readable and accurate.
In the article, “Open Data is like a box of chocolates…“, one of Open Data’s appeals is the potential for use by the private and NGO sector to create data driven applications. These applications can benefit millions. HT examines the up and coming potential entrepreneurs with big dreams and the heavyweight of (mostly) open data use in Hong Kong, Centaline.