Open Data Policies At Work

A bird’s eye view of open data policies

Open data policies — at all levels of government — are springing up around the country. To help keep track of the growth and evolution of these policies, we’ve compiled this bird’s eye view of current and newly emerging policies at the state and local level, as well as best practice resources for those beginning their own open data journey or looking to track this information on their own.

Where & When

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Specific Open Data Policies

Find and contribute to lists of specific open data policies on the Sunlight Policy Open Data repo.

State and Federal Legislative Alerts

Using Scout, Sunlight’s innovative legislative tracking service, you can track State and Federal actions on open data, FOI, and other important issues.

For emails updates on new state open data bills, create an alert for our State Open Data Bill collection.

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Additional Resources

From Sunlight Foundation:

  • Open Data Policy Guidelines – A series of best practice policy provisions, sample language, and use cases for opening up access to information online.
  • Comparison of Open Data Policies – A list of current municipal and state policies in the United States analyzed against our Open Data Policy Guidelines.
  • Open Data Policy Analysis on the blog – Analysis and applause of open data policy enactment as it happens.
  • A model executive order – Draft language to help local governments start a policy conversation. It’s a living document and we’d love your suggestions!
  • Local Policy Hub – An evolving series of resources for transparency and open data advocacy at the state and municipal level.

Around the Web:

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