Article: Why do we need open data access?

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Why do we need open data access?

You have probably heard of the term “open data” by now. If you have not, it is definitely time to listen up. Open data is not a new concept, although it only seems to have gained traction recently. It is simply defined as data that anyone can access, use and share.

We live in a globalized world where sharing potential is at its peak, yet everyone is so concerned about locking up their data. Of course, if the data is sensitive, there is a reason to keep it private. But for the sake of progress, should we not be sharing our data whenever possible?

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