Should the New Zealand Government adopt the International Open Data Charter?
Consultation around the Open Data Charter is now closed (as of 30 September 2016) - you can still subscribe to email updates about the Open Data Charter.
Open data is a core component of our world’s increasing digital economy, providing opportunity to generate significant social and economic benefits to our society. Open data is a tool to drive open, transparent and accountable governments.
See what the Minister for Land Information, Hon. Louise Upston, has to say about open data.
In phase 1 we heard your thoughts about the International Open Data Charter and it's similarities and differences to the current NZ Data & Information Management Principles. In phase 2 we ran an open discussion on Loomio, ran a teleconference and workshops to share what the future of open data may look like and the impacts for New Zealand if something like the Open data Charter was adopted. We got your input and feedback on this to help guide the next steps in the process.
Read over the documents
It’s now time for you to review the principles that guide how the government release open data in New Zealand.
Currently, we have the New Zealand Data & Information Management Principles and recently, an international set of Open Data principles (the International Open Data Charter) has been made available for countries to consider adopting.
Please read both of the above links, as well as looking over the comparison table and analysis to help you make an informed decision.
Open Data Charter
- Open by default
- Timely and comprehensive
- Accessible and usable
- Comparable and interoperable
- For improved governance and citizen engagement
- For inclusive development and innovation
NZ Data and Information Management Principles
- Readily available
- Trusted and authoritative
- Well managed
- Reasonably priced
Should we adopt a standard international set of principles, continue with our current set or something in between?
It’s time to have your say!
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