Definition: Customer reviews of the facility.
Format: Free text.
The proposal is to remove this section altogether
There are a number of reasons for not having this field in the spec, including:
- From a technical perspective, reviews are not implemented as a single fields, as there needs to be provision for multiple reviews for a facility
- From a legal perspective having reviews in a database can open the reviewer and the platform to liabilities (e.g. libel or defamation) in certain jurisdictions
I don’t think that there are any risks of removing this field from the spec. If anything removing it reduces risk.
As it is currently defined, it’s not useable to build review functionality anyway. If a particular platform wants to implement review functionality based on an OKW dataset, then that they would still be able to do so by linking their reviewer data to the facility records internally. Not having it in the spec does not prevent this.