Several recent articles, however, have dismissed the notion that publishing “open” data correlates to transparency and accountability in government, even indirectly.
"Saudi Arabia, for example, launched an open data portal in 2011. The site is full of spreadsheets detailing the oil-rich desert kingdom’s retail trade and agricultural grants. There’s nothing there, though, about the government’s murky internal operations, women’s access to education or the working conditions of foreign laborers."
Via Josée Plamondon