Open data leaders give NSW lessons in sharing

The NSW government can learn from other governments internationally about how to develop and promote a culture of open data and data sharing, says a report commissioned by the Information and Privacy Commission of NSW and the NSW Open Data Advocate.

The UNSW Law report, Conditions Enabling Open Data and Promoting a Data Sharing Culture 2017, released Monday looks at the progress of five other countries – the UK, France, Canada, the US and New Zealand – towards recognising the importance of open data and doing something about it. All five are considered to be leading the way globally.

Open data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose and offered free or at minimal cost.

The UNSW Law report identified six main drivers for achieving open data and went on to show how the NSW government could use international best practice and put more emphasis on open data.

Read more here.

This article first appeared in sister publication, Government News. 

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