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New Look and Enhanced Functionalities of The State of Open Data Policy Repository

Posted on 8th of July 2024 by Adam Zable

New Look and Enhanced Functionalities of The State of Open Data Policy Repository
New Look and Enhanced Functionalities of The State of Open Data Policy Repository

We are excited to announce the redesigned Open Data Policy Repository, now more user-friendly and comprehensive. The repository serves as a dynamic resource, documenting latest policy developments surrounding open data, data reuse, and data collaboration from around the globe. 

What's New in the Repository?

We have introduced several new features to the Open Data Policy Repository:

  • Region Filter: Easily navigate and filter policies by geographic regions to find relevant information quickly.

  • Sorting by Date of Latest Action: Stay up-to-date with the most recent policy developments by sorting entries based on the date of the latest action.

  • Expanded Collaboration Types and Sectors: Explore policies that involve open data in business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) contexts, as well as those that focus on the Finance and Energy sectors.

Recent Additions and Trends in Open Data Policy

The updated repository not only boasts a fresh look but also includes several new policy entries. Here are some recent trends we've observed in open data policymaking in the past year:

  1. A Move toward International Collaboration: Countries are increasingly recognizing the importance of cross-border data flows and international data-sharing frameworks. Notable agreements include the EU-Japan Cross-Border Data Flows Agreement, South Korea’s accession to DEPA, and the UK-Ukraine Digital Trade Agreement.
  2. Creation of Digital Platform Governments: Governments are integrating digital platforms to enhance collaboration among citizens, businesses, and government agencies. The EU’s Digital Product Passport and the UK’s Digital Twin Roadmap for the transportation sector are prime examples, promoting interconnected ecosystems and data-driven policy decision-making.
  3. Sector-Specific Purpose-Driven Data Initiatives: There is a shift toward targeting specific sectors for impactful data reuse. Initiatives like the European Health Data Space and Germany's Health Data Use Act focus on enabling health data reuse for research and innovation. Similarly, Consumer Data Right initiatives in Australia and New Zealand aim to empower individuals and sectors with greater control over their data.

Insights from the State of Open Data Policy Summit

The Open Data Policy Repository also informed discussions at the Third Annual State of Open Data Policy Summit, which took place on June 18th. Experts from the public and private sectors discussed concerns about the waning momentum for open data policies and the potential onset of a “data winter.” At the same time, they highlighted challenges and opportunities presented by generative AI, the critical need for data governance, and the imperative for inclusive AI development.

Explore and Contribute to the Repository

We invite you to explore the updated repository here. The repository will be continuously updated as new developments arise. If you notice any policies not listed or have suggestions for improvements, please contact us at [email protected]


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