Points of View 18th March 2013

“Transparency can ‘break cycle of poor governance’ in developing world” | Anne Thurston, International Records Management Trust

by Tim Hughes

Tim is coordinator of the UK Open Government Network.

The Guardian has published a piece on the need for data integrity if open data is to improve government transparency, particularly in the developing world. The piece, written by Dr Anne Thurston, founder and director of the International Records Management Trust, calls on the UK government to encourage data integrity as part of its international transparency agenda.

The article can be found on the Guardian’s Public Leaders Network site:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2013/mar/12/transparency-break-cycle-poor-governance

For more information on the links between government transparency, data integrity, and trustworthy records, please visit: http://irmt.org/open-government-trustworthy-records-presentation

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