Public Data Policy

On 7 December 2015, the Australian Government released its Public Data Policy Statement as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The Policy Statement commits  Commonwealth Government entities to:

  • specific actions designed to optimise the use and reuse of public data
  • release non-sensitive data as open by default
  • collaborate with the private and research sectors to extend the value of public data for the benefit of the Australian public.

The data security and privacy of all Australians is of the highest importance. The government will always adhere to privacy laws and the highest possible security standards. Non-sensitive public data can, however, be of enormous benefit to the Australian economy.

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