Open Data Mediation
Open Data Mediation Committee
As Act on Promotion of the Provision and Use of Public Data went into force on Oct. 31, 2013, citizens’ right to use public data was guaranteed, including right to use commercially. Through the opening of public data, people have gained the right to receive and freely use public data from public organizations.
Detailed information on the opening of public data may be obtained in the leaflet on Opening of Public Data.
Procedures for requesting public data and dispute mediation.
What is Open Data Mediation System?
There is increasing emphasis on opening and usage of public data. Accordingly, the system has been created to ensure that a user, who experiences problems from public organizations that refuse to provide or stop providing public data, may seek effective remedies for his or her right to use such data without going to the trouble of complicated administrative litigation but through a simple procedure of dispute mediation. Open Data Mediation Committee works with its experts from various areas to mediate between users and public organizations and thus solve problems through a procedure on dispute mediation.
What does Open Data Mediation Committee resolve?
I have received public data in PDF from a public organization. Can I get it in a processable format such as Excel?
Yes, you can. Provision of public data consists in providing to users public data in a usable format together with right to freely use it.
Can public data provided by a public organization be processed and serviced by a developer according to his or her plan, demand, or intention?
Yes, it can be. A developer can use (or process) public data provided by a public organization for the purpose of commercial operation. The purpose of Act on Promotion of the Provision and Use of Public Data is to promote creation and distribution of new value added services that tap into public data.
government publications (those for offices and research reports etc.) eligible as public data to be opened up?
Those government publications that are electronically processed should qualify as public data to be opened. However, those government publications to which at least partial copyright has not been secured are to be excluded from public data to be opened.