Creative Commons: Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure Open Access to Government Data

Creative Commons: Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure Open Access to Government Data. “In the United States, there are two bills making their way through Congress that would require all government data to be made available in open and machine readable formats by default. The OPEN Government Data Act has been introduced in both the House of Representatives (H.R. 1770) and the Senate (S. 760). The bill would ensure that federal government data is ‘open, available, discoverable, and usable to the general public, businesses, journalists, [and] academics.’ The legislation would codify the Obama administration’s 2013 Executive Order.”