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Open Government Data (OGD)

Non-personal and non-infrastructure-critical data inventories are made freely accessible in the interest of the general public

"Open Government" is used as a collective term for a whole raft of different concepts and visions that examine certain facets of an opening of state and administration.

Open Government Data (OGD) are the non-personal and non-infrastructure-critical data inventories that are made freely accessible in the interest of the general public without any restriction regarding free use, dissemination and further use.

Open Government Data is seen as holding the potential for promoting social, cultural, scientific and economic progress in many areas in the long term. By making it possible to use non-personal information of the public sector, the development of new products and services is promoted and economic growth in Austria promoted. 

In addition, Open Government Data is seen as an appropriate tool to increase the transparency of administrative activities, to improve collaboration between politics, administration, business, research and citizens and to strengthen democracy.

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Cooperation Open Government Data (OGD) in Austria (in German)