A new study says that open data could generate $13 trillion over the next five years in the G20 countries. It's notable that the study mentions the release of open data by private organizations as well as public bodies, which make up the usual providers of open data. The study also recommends countries make targets around open data.
I wonder if, eight or ten years from now, we won't be talking so much about open data, but about closed data. Think about it. If sharing data has such great value, then people will want data to be open by default. And since we all value our privacy, we will shift our attention to making sure that certain classes of data are not shared. The emphasis will switch from provision to protection. Future Gov