Bulgaria improves access to Open Government Data and its re-use with further legislative measures

Recent amendments to the Access to Public Information Act (APIA), led to the establishment of an Open Data Portal, where all public-sector organizations are obliged to store information. Access to the Open Data Portal is free. On the 20th June 2016, the Council of Ministers adopted an Ordinance on the Standards for the Re-use of Public-sector Information and its Open Format Publishing, which obliges all state officials to stick to specific open data format requirements and to publish machine-readable data in the Open Data Portal.

More information is available here in English.

Country: Bulgaria

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: re-use of public information, free access to information, Bulgaria, open data portal

Posted on Saturday 6 August 2016

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