This document is being developed collaboratively. We hope to make it the best possible resource by leveraging the collective knowledge of government experts and other stakeholders. You can contribute by:
Check out GovEx’s accompanying open data concerns video.
Cities starting down the path of opening data often have concerns about releasing data to the public. This document compiles some of the most common concerns we have heard about opening data. Along with these frequently cited issues, we have included technical responses, philosophical responses, and an example from a city for each concern to help other cities respond to these arguments.
Help us build a more comprehensive resource by letting us know if you have other frequently heard concerns or great examples of responses so we can include them here.