Open Data Charter

International Open Data Charter: Call for Comments

In consultation with a number of international organisations, the Open Data Working Group of the Open Government Partnership is developing an International Open Data Charter, with five principles for proactive release of data by governments:

  • Open by Default;
  • Quality and Quantity;
  • Useable by All;
  • Engagement and Empowerment of Citizens; and
  • Collaboration for Development and Innovation.

The Charter is primarily aimed at national governments who may adopt the recommendations of and the technical guidelines accompanying the Charter. The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was published in end of May at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa.

This draft Charter can be accessed here:

Organisations and individuals are invited to submit comments directly on the Charter page, before July 31 2015.

Please share this call for comments with all relevant individuals, organisations, and networks.