Open data in the G8

Author(s): Castro, Daniel , Korte, Travis , Centre for Data Innovation

Resource Type: Reports and studies

Countries: Regional

SDG: GOAL 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Keywords: Open Data, Open government



This report reviews the progress each of the G8 countries (the G7 countries plus Russia) has made towards each of the five principles in the Open Data Charter. In addition, since the open data movement has its roots in freedom of information policies, it provides a brief summary of the freedom of information laws in each country and the extent to which they provide reasonable response times, accountability mechanisms, and appeal processes.1 The report also notes whether each country participates in the Open Government Partnership, a U.S.- led international organization to improve various aspects of open government in member countries, including open data.

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