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Open Data Charter

France will implement the principles of the International Open Data Charter

Country: France

Status: ongoing

Themes: Open data

Last updated: April 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 3 Notes:

    France has high standards in relation to Open Data. However, two critical datasets remain closed to the public at the present time: land registry data and beneficial ownership data. These are critical to fighting money laundering and corruption. Plus, court decision data remain partially available: only 3% of the 3 million court decisions handed down each year in France are accessible to the public.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    In general, France is actively moving foward. The open tender site (data.gouv.fr) is more and more documented and well-known. Open data by default is now required by law and is being implemented (actual implementation and level of maturity on this issue still differ from one entity to another). The growing public culture of open data by default is yet counterbalanced by a few forefront debates with citizens requiring more transparency on some algorithm or data (e.g. : Parcours Sup).”

    Updated: October 30, 2019

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