What is the Open Government Data Action Plan?

The three-year, cross-government Action Plan aims to improve the release and re-use of open government data.

Some highlights:

  • Funding, training and support to help government agencies improve open data releases, data management, legal infrastructure and other important areas
  • Investment in ‘data users’ – to boost their capacity to use open data to help us better understand some of New Zealand’s big social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Working towards a government culture of ‘open by design’ (where safe and appropriate to do so) ensuring privacy and confidentiality of an individual’s data
  • Ensuring government agencies have open data foundations in place, such as effective freedom of information practices and robust privacy safeguards – as well as common open data objectives, requirements, standards and performance indicators.

Click here to read the Open Government Data Action Plan 2017-2020

Give us your feedback

We welcome your feedback on the draft Action Plan.

This consultation is open from 19 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.

Join the discussion below OR email us at opendata@stats.govt.nz OR tweet us @opendatanz

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