By: Tai Ya-chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan has come out on top among 122 countries and areas in the 2015 Global Open Data Index and emerged as the first non-European country to place in the top three, according to Open Knowledge International, which released the index Tuesday.
The result represented a major leap for Taiwan, which finished 36th in 2013 and 11th in 2014 in the annual index that measures how open governments are in providing key information.
In a statement on the 2015 index, however, Open Knowledge International cautioned in that “significant progress is still to be made as Taiwan’s overall score reveals that their data is only 78 percent open.”
“Crucial datasets such as government spending, postcodes and land ownership are still closed and inaccessible to citizens,” the British non-profit organization said. [FULL STORY]