Pros and cons of Open Data

Advantages and disadvantages of open data

Rössler, 2014 also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of open data in BDVI-Forum

ethically Data belongs to people. Typical examples: scientific data, data on research results, statistical data, geodata and others. Research will be funded if scientific knowledge is freely accessible to all researchers. What costs nothing is worth nothing. The ease with which data can be accessed and the possibility of authorising changes mean that there is a risk that the data may be deliberately or unintentionally falsified. The disclosure of data facilitates its misuse. Examples include lists of security gaps in IT systems, commercially used evaluations, etc.
financial Public funds have made the generation of data possible in the first place, so they must also be publicly accessible. The originator of the data is usually interested in the financial success of his expenses or at least in cost compensation.
copyright Facts may not be subject to copyright. Moral claim to copyright.
economical Free access and use of data free of guidance extends the scope of application of data, promotes cooperation and increases the benefits for the general public. It can also be a benefit for the originator. The author has a right to protect his intellectual property in material and immaterial respects. There is therefore an innovation protection by trademark and patent law.