image image

Open data

Open information is data that comes from open public sources and can be freely used by anyone. The eData platform provides its users with access to such data, simple and convenient tools to quickly search for that information.

The open information is:
  • Documents, the preparation of which has been financed from the public budget or external donations;
  • Documents of a public nature;
  • Documents in open and machine-processable formats.
Information that is not open data is:
  • Personal data, trade secrets or state secrets;
  • Data, which once made open access, constitutes an activity that falls outside the public service;
  • Data, on which a third party owns the intellectual property right and/or covered by industrial property law;
  • Documents with limited access in accordance with the legislation on access to information.
The facilities for using open data are:
  • Improving public services. Efficiency of processes and delivery of public services can be achieved through cross-sector data exchanges, which can, for example, provide an overview of unnecessary expenditure.
  • Economic growth. Open access to information, content and knowledge contributes to the development of innovative services and new business models.
  • Social welfare. Society benefits from more transparent and accessible information, allowing open data to improve social participation, collaboration and innovation.

Full details of what open data is can be found on full Open Definition.