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The latest edition of the Open Data Barometer confirms the UK’s global leadership when it comes to open data. Ranked first once again in the Web Foundation’s comprehensive study of open data initiatives across 86 countries, the UK continues to set the bar for countries looking to create value from open data.

But while the UK is in first place, it cannot be complacent. Other countries have made significant advances in the latest Barometer: France has moved from tenth in 2013 to fourth place, and the Netherlands is close to being in the top five. In Latin America Brazil, Uruguay and Chile are streaking ahead, with Chile alone vaulting 10 places to find itself ranked fifteenth.