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KEEPING PUBLIC ACCESS TO CLOUD-BASED DATA
The move by government organizations to public cloud infrastructure is often motivated by a desire to provide better services to citizens, but an academic piece warns about the need to maintain public access to open data in the cloud.Written by Dr. Mariel Borowitz, a professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the piece notes that commercial cloud platforms often charge a fee to download data, or use cloud-based tools to analyze data. While moving to the cloud can enable more storage and computing power for agencies, it also can make previously available data harder to access.“Such challenges to the implementation of open data policies must be addressed to ensure that the current benefits of these policies are not lost and to realize the opportunities for researchers and society presented by big data and cloud computing,” Dr. Borowitz wrote. READ MORE