Open data not only opens new opportunities, it also opens new challenges. These challenges point to the limits of openness and to shortcomings of the approaches used to put linked open data in practice in the public sector.
The top 10 barriers and potential risks for adoption of open data in the public sector, which were compiled by Noor Huijboom and Tijs van den Broek [1, p. 7], comprise of the following.
- closed government culture
- privacy legislation
- limited quality of data
- limited user-friendliness/information overload
- lack of standardisation of open data policy
- security threats
- existing charging models
- uncertain economic impact
- digital divide
- network overload
- HUIJBOOM, Noor; VAN DEN BROEK, Tijs. Open data: an international comparison of strategies. European Journal of ePractice [online]. March/April 2011 [cit. 2012-04-30], no. 12. Available from WWW: http://www.epractice.eu/files/European%20Journal%20epractice%20Volume%2012_1.pdf. ISSN 1988-625X.