In Brazil, the
Federal Administration approved its e-Government program in 2000 deadline
to make information available to the civil society through Information and
Communication Technologies – ICTs. Among such
technologies, computer-based systems are being used by federal government
organizations to carry out management and provide citizens with access to
information resulting from the roles and activities performed by them.
recent years we have seen an increasing movement towards Open Government,
Open Data and Open Innovation. To cope with this scenario, Brazil’s e-gov defined in 2011 the Government Open Data Project (Projeto Dados Abertos
’s government’s Open Data Project follows the principles of
the open data movement, so the decision to make available the data produced
by the government is a proactive initiative for transparency and civil
society participation in government decisions. But what about the quality
of the data? Is it authentic, reliable, available or traceable? Where does
that data come from? What is the role of the National Archives of Brazil in
open data initiatives?
main purpose of this research is to try to find the answers for the questions
above within a case study methodology.