Free Our Data: the blog

A Guardian Technology campaign for free public access to data about the UK and its citizens

Locus trade association responds to Free Our Data

The trade association Locus has sent us a response to the campaign (which is only a month old). We’ve put it in an article: Locus responds.

Basically, they’re in favour – while recognising that having more data available at low or zero cost would mean more competition. But there would be benefits:

  1. end-consumers through new products and services at competitive prices
  2. the public sector through established and secure markets for their data, which are constantly innovating new ways of putting that data to use
  3. the wider UK knowledge economy

Seems like a good start to us. What are your comments?

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