Treasury Board of Canada - Open Government / Open Data in Canada - July 2013


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Treasury Board of Canada - Open Government / Open Data in Canada - July 2013

  1. 1. Open Government / Open Data in Canada July 2013
  2. 2. 2 • Advancing the government’s accountability and democratic reform agendas • Generating economic value for Canadians and supporting the Digital Economy Strategy • Aligning Canada with other countries (UK, Australia, USA) • Responding to exploding volume of requests for access to information, order paper questions, e-mail campaigns, media • Giving Canadians their say in decisions that affect them and the resulting potential for innovation and value (builds trust and credibility) • Setting the stage for future reforms Background Drivers of Open Government / Open Data
  3. 3. 3 • In March 2011, the Government of Canada announced its commitment to expand Open Government along 3 activity streams: Open Data: making raw data available in machine-readable formats to citizens, governments, not-for-profit and private sector organizations to leverage it in innovative and value-added ways. Open Information: proactively releasing information on government activities on an ongoing basis, making it more accessible to Canadians and easier to find. Open Dialogue: giving Canadians an opportunity for two-way dialogue with the Government of Canada on federal policies and priorities. Background A Commitment to Open Government
  4. 4. 4 • In April 2012, Canada released its Action Plan on Open Government; 12 concrete commitments to advance open government principles along the 3 activity streams. • Commitments focus on enterprise solutions (e.g., policies, processes, IM/IT) to provide foundational support for government-wide transformation. Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government Modern engagement tools (e.g., social media, Web 2.0) Common platforms (e.g., Open Data, Virtual Library) ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS Sharable Open Source solutions Foundation policies (e.g., IM/IT, communications, security)
  5. 5. 5 Open Data in the Government of Canada Government of Canada’s Open Data Plan: 1. Launch Next-generation enhance public access to Government of Canada data and supports its reuse. 2. Issue Policy Direction on Open Government: shift departments and agencies towards a culture of ‘open by default’. 3. Issue Open Government Licence: provide simple and unrestricted rights to reuse government data for commercial and non-commercial purposes. 4. Maximize Multi-Jurisdictional Data Availability: work with provinces and municipalities on common approaches to open data. 5. Drive Open Data International Standards: work with G8 countries to establish common open data approaches and standards.
  6. 6. 6 1. Next-generation • Objective: develop a next-generation platform to support the delivery of federal open data. • The Government of Canada’s next-generation was launched on June 18, 2013. • Built using the Open Government Platform (OGPL), this new portal features significant enhancements to search capacity and social media features designed to respond to what we heard from Canadians. • Establishes a foundation on which to build future open data services (e.g., communities, developer tools, etc.). Open Data in the Government of Canada
  7. 7. 7 2. Directive on Open Government • Objective: maximize the release of government data and information to the public in order to support transparency, accountability, and socio-economic benefits through reuse. • The Directive on Open Government will provide specific direction to departmental data owners on: • What data and information is to be published; and • How data and information is to be published. • The Directive will be issued in the fall of 2013, and federal departments will be required to develop and maintain a plan for the phased implementation of the Directive’s requirements. Open Data in the Government of Canada
  8. 8. 8 3. Open Government Licence (OGL)  Objective: regularize and simplify the licensing of published Government of Canada information (data, info, websites, publications) as allowed by policy and legislation  The Open Government Licence was issued on June 18, 2013.  Key features of the new Open Government Licence:  Focuses on broader reuse of government “information”, not just “data”;  Uses simplified, plain language to clearly state conditions for use;  Aligns with existing and developing international best practices.  Licence has been designed as a “template” for open licensing that could be adopted by other government open data providers in Canadian provinces, territories, and municipalities. Open Data in the Government of Canada
  9. 9. 9 4. Multi-jurisdictional Data Availability  Objective: collaborate with other levels of government to advance common open government priorities and initiatives.  An intergovernmental working group supports the prioritization and implementation of key open data / information initiatives (e.g., licencing, common standards, pan-Canadian open data). 5. International Open Data Standards • Objective: share expertise and be transparent about data collection, standards, and publishing processes. • Plans underway to support implementation of the G8 Open Data Charter by working with G8 countries to establish common open data approaches and standards. Open Data in the Government of Canada
  10. 10. 10 • Measuring success of open data / open government • Driving Pan-Canadian collaboration across multiple levels of government • Shifting government culture to be “open by default” • Managing the distributed ownership of data Moving Forward Four Major Challenges