Over the past six months, the NBN Trust has been consulting with data providers and data users about a proposal to change the Data Access Controls with the aim of increasing biodiversity data use, generating better feedback to data providers, improving the performance of the Gateway, and generally making the system more flexible and easy to use.
I can't see how the changes address the specific concerns of potential data providers and local records centres who lose revenue when ecological consultants obtain data from NBN rather than the LRC?
Yes, there is a box that users must tick stating that they will adhere to NBN's terms and conditions. But how will this prevent information from ending up in a consultant report? Will NBN be implementing a complaints procedure? Why should a LRC (or local recording group) contribute data to NBN, when this is likely to undermine the LRC's revenue stream?