S.760 - Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 03/29/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-134|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/24/2017 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.760 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/29/2017)
Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act or the OPEN Government Data Act
This bill requires open government data assets made available by federal agencies (excluding the Government Accountability Office, the Federal Election Commission, and certain other government entities) to be published as machine-readable data. When not otherwise prohibited by law, and to the extent practicable, public data assets and nonpublic data assets maintained by the federal government must be available: (1) in an open format that does not impede use or reuse and that has standards maintained by a standards organization; and (2) under open licenses with a legal guarantee that the data be available at no cost to the public with no restrictions on copying, publishing, distributing, transmitting, citing, or adapting.
If published government data assets are not available under an open license, the data must be considered part of the worldwide public domain. Agencies may engage with outside organizations and citizens to leverage public data assets for innovation in public and private sectors.
Agencies must: (1) make their enterprise data inventories available to the public on Data.gov, and (2) designate a point of contact to assist the public and respond to complaints about adherence to open data requirements. For privacy, security, confidentiality, or regulatory reasons, agencies may maintain a nonpublic portion of their inventories.
The General Services Administration must maintain a single public interface online as a point of entry dedicated to sharing open government data with the public.
The Office of Management and Budget must develop and maintain an online repository of tools, best practices, and schema standards to facilitate the adoption of open data practices.