“Regardless of corruption risk, ISO’s open data movement should be strongly considered for a more accountable government. By making more information open to the public, problems can be aptly identified and effective solutions can be developed. Cities can start implementing an open data approach as a demonstration to its efficiency.
In a way, governments are like corporations. Both have an organized structure, guidelines and regulations, and resources at their disposal. Getting ISO 9001 certification from services such as ISA Registrar will go a long way in public service. Only then can a government really be “of the people, by the people, and for the people.””