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Official Open Data Kick-Off in Germany

Open data as a motor of administrative modernisation in Germany

Starting today, 13 July 2018, the Federal Open Data Act is enacted and bounds authorities of the federal administration to publish selected datasets as Open Data. The Federal Open Data Act is intended to make better use of the manifold data resources of the public administration.

A handbook for open administrative data, designed as a living document, provides theoretical basic knowledge with practice-oriented recommendations for action and procedural models for the efficient introduction of Open Data in public authorities. The aim is to enable and encourage individuals and businesses to gain new insights, simplify procedures or develop new services by re-using the data. Read more about this latest development of Open Data in Germany or visit the German Open Data portal.