Potentiale und Risiken von Open Data


  • More information might lead to more informed and better decisions
  • Higher degree of effectiveness & efficiency
    (P. Weiss, “Borders in Cyberspace: Conflicting Public Sector Information Policies and their Economic Impacts,” ed: U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004)
  • Strengthen trust in establishment
    (R. Marcella and G. Baxter, “Information need, information seeking behaviour and participation, with special reference to needs related to citizenship: results of a national survey,” Journal of Documentation, vol. 56, pp. 136-160, 2002.
  • Leverage benefits of peer production
  • New business models
  • “Peoples right to know”


  • Loss of control & power
  • Loss of money and established buiness models
  • Discrimination by stigmatisation
  • “The unknown” considered harmful

Quelle: Johann Höchtl, Donau-Universität Krems

Potentials 2

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Improved Public Services
  • Improved Data Quality
  • Efficiency – better for less
  • Creation of social value
  • Creation of economic value

Quelle: Nigel Shadbolt, OGP-Presentation

Potentials 3

Quelle: http://blog.okfn.org/2011/01/28/open-public-data-then-what-part-1/

Risks 3

Quelle: http://blog.okfn.org/2011/01/28/open-public-data-then-what-part-1/

Failing to Engage

Quelle: http://blog.okfn.org/2011/01/28/open-public-data-then-what-part-1/