What led to the transition from innovative transparency to the “sealing off” of data during the pandemic? iMEdD Lab publishes Eliza’s Triantafyllou investigation on open data in Greece.
Although the country has been a trendsetter in open data in the early 2010s, its position is being eroded in recent years. Previously public data, such as the list of major public debtors, has ceased to be published until recently, while bodies such as the National Public Health Organization treat the data as if they were their own assets.
Yet open public data is a key pillar of the state’s digital transformation. Diomidis Spinellis, Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, notes in the article that when data are public and open, civil society controls the state more effectively.
What is the response of the Ministry of Digital Governance to all these?
Read the full investigation here