The government has launched a consultation on its open data and trasparency scheme, allowing businesses, the private sector and individual citizens to comment.
In a document called Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said:
"Our approach is about creating both a 'pull' (a right to data) and 'push' (presumption of publication). With these forces, we will begin to embed openness and transparency in how we run government.
"This consultation seeks your views on these ideas."
In the consultation, the government has asked for views on the following areas:
Organisations and individuals who wish to participate in the consultation can do so via email, via the open data web site, or by post.
The consultation closes on 27 October 2011.