Open Data Charter Consultation in PWYP

Publish What You Pay is requesting input to the Charter by 30. July 2015. Open Data Charter is a consultation process to formulate policies to support the use of open data. In this way the authorities can work to create a more democratic, fair and open society.​

The G8-countries signed an agreement in 2013 on five principles for good practice. But at that time they left the perception that the principles should be further developed to support a broader and more global introduction of the principles of open data. Therefore this consultation takes place now. Follow these steps to make suggestions:


1) The Charter is available for comment through July 30th, 2015


2) It is available at


3) Please spread the word broadly for stakeholders to comment through the website


4) If you are attending key events in-person, take some time to promote the charter and invited comments: if you hold an in-person discussion on the charter, please have someone take notes and submit the summary comments on line at


5) Comments will be reviewed, clustered and proposed changes developed the first week of August 


6) The proposed changes will be reviewed and agreed by Charter Stewards by end of second week of August


7) An explanation of how the Charter was revised and finalized based on the inputs will be communicated via the Open Data Charter website in late August.


8) A big push will be made for signatories for the rolling launch of the Charter at UNGA, followed by Open Government Partnership Global Summit, G20 in Turkey and the Climate COP in Paris.


9) If you have any questions or would like further information, please send an email to