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There is a global set of principles on how to publish data developed by governments, civil society, and data experts. Among these principles is that data should, by default, be open to the public.

As it stands, most government data is inaccessible to the regular citizen, unless someone makes a request. Often, one must jump through hoops to get access to government data.

Of course, there are justifiable reasons to limit access to certain types of data, for security or data protection purposes.

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