By Guido Romeo
Joining Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto and other Italian regions, Emilia Romagna is now also making its own data available to the general public in an open format.
Joining Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto and other Italian regions, Emilia Romagna is now also making its own data available to the general public in an open format. Part of the Regional Information Plan 2011-2013, this step is aimed at «increasing the transparency of local governance and enhancing the information assets of Public Administration, in order to strengthen citizen access and participation.»
Are these first datasets easy to manipulate by citizens and media professionals? The initial impression is that much more work needs to be done to ensure such practices. However, this is another positive signal confirming the overall trend toward broader openness and transparency in Italy's Public Administration.