Open Data is data which can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any
purpose. Data capability is underpinned by the ability of public and private sector to access and
share data appropriately. The open data revolution will change the way in which public and private
sector engage with citizens, develop policy, deliver services, and the way they are held accountable.
Government is committed to develop an open data community involving the public and private sector,
communities, academia, and the citizen.
Openness can apply to information from any source and about any topic. Anyone can release their data
under an open license for free use by and benefit to the public. Open data should not only concentrate
on government data, but should provide access to public and private sector information and data.