Further Develop and Promote Disclosure and Use of Open Data (NL0001)
The basic principle of public access to government information is that data must be provided in a re-usable format. The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are currently in the process of making their data accessible. These ministries have issued a political statement concerning open data, declaring that they will pursue a policy based on a ‘presumption of active access’.
This is likely to become the guiding principle for all public-sector organisations. The Netherlands Court of Audit also increasingly recommends in its reports that information be made available in the form of open data.