International Open Data Charter
Adopting the charter reinforces NZ's commitment to open data. It gives government agencies a set of principles and actions for accelerating the release of open government data.
Open government data is not personal, classified or confidential, and anyone can use and share it.
Open data can drive innovation and lead to significant social, economic and environmental benefits. It's an important part of an open, transparent and accountable government.
The charter’s 6 principles are that data should be:
- open by default
- timely and comprehensive
- accessible and usable
- comparable and interoperable
- for improved governance and citizen engagement
- for inclusive development and innovation.
NZ’s commitment to the charter
NZ is directly implementing the charter through 1 of its commitments under the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan — improving open data access and principles.
Resources for data use in NZ
About the International Open Data Charter
- Started in 2015.
- NZ joined in 2017.
- Includes over 50 national and local governments.
- Stats NZ leads NZ's implementation of the Open Data Charter principles