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Open Government Data Principles
Government data shall be considered open if it is made public in a way that complies with the principles below:
- 1. Complete
- All public data is made available. Public data is data that is not subject to valid privacy, security or privilege limitations.
- 2. Primary
- Data is as collected at the source, with the highest possible level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms.
- 3. Timely
- Data is made available as quickly as necessary to preserve the value of the data.
- 4. Accessible
- Data is available to the widest range of users for the widest range of purposes.
- 5. Machine processable
- Data is reasonably structured to allow automated processing.
- 6. Non-discriminatory
- Data is available to anyone, with no requirement of registration.
- 7. Non-proprietary
- Data is available in a format over which no entity has exclusive control.
- 8. License-free
- Data is not subject to any copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret regulation. Reasonable privacy, security and privilege restrictions may be allowed.
Compliance must be reviewable.
- 2007-12-08 Announcement