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US, India to develop data access platform

20 July 2011

ndia and the US are collaborating on the development of a technology platform to enable local state agencies to reorganize data, some of which is restricted, in a format accessible on the Web.

The move is aimed at improving transparency in governance by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, which has been facing charges of corruption in recent times.

“This (platform) will be similar to an existing initiative by the United States government called data.gov and will be developed completely free of cost,” said Aneesh Chopra , chief technology officer, office of science and technology in the US and an adviser to President Barack Obama. “It’s part of the Obama government’s push to encourage transparent sharing of resource information.”

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P. Banerjee, director of the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research body, is confident of several interesting studies involving the Indian Institutes of Management and the Indian Institutes of Technology if they release data.

“There may be issues of privacy, but as long as you withhold names, I don’t see why such data should be restricted in the first place,” he said…..

Source: http://www.livemint.com/2011/07/19221506/US-India-to-develop-data-acce.html?atype=tp

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July 21, 2011 at 4:50 am

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