At our recent unconference, Transparency Camp, we went around and asked participants why they care about government transparency - here's what they had to say:
In the same vein, IBM recently put out a video about why data matters. While they don't specifically name government data it's certainly a significant contributor to the 15 petabytes of new data that is being created daily worldwide.
Our video, while lacking a Philip Glass soundtrack, does give concrete reasons why the transparency of government data is important. In the comments below, leave your reason why you care about government transparency.