David Cameron is often accused of being full of hot air and lacking real policies.  All the more surprising that the majority of his speech to Conservative Councillors Association last week was devoted to the subject of data standards.

He told the councillors that their councils should be publishing data using common standards so that the public and other groups can re-use the data to compare councils and provide services.

Simon Dickson is sceptical about the task involved, but Cameron acknowledges that it is a long-term project.  I’m sure some others in local Govt IT web might have a thought or two.

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