MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
December 18, 2020 – Legislative process – Network policy
With the draft of a law amending the e-government law and introducing the law for the use of data from the public sector, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs are consistently promoting the policy of open data. The main goal is to extensively expand the provision of open administrative data of the federal administration and to simplify and improve the possibilities for using the data provided. The amendment to Section 12a of the E-Government Act (EGovG) will for the first time make indirect federal administration and research data subject to mandatory provision. At the same time, the creation of binding open data coordinators for the federal authorities and authorization to issue ordinances are intended to improve and standardize the provision processes and data formats. With the new Data Usage Act (DNG), the Information Further Use Act (IWG) is to be modernized and replaced. To improve the usability of data, open data must in future be made available in machine-readable format. In addition, the DNG sets impulses for open data initiatives beyond the boundaries of the federal administration and, analogous to the first open data law, establishes the principle of “open by default” for data use as well. The DNG extends the scope of application to public companies in certain areas of services of general interest, includes private companies in certain areas of services of general interest, sharpens the limits of remuneration assessment and determines the real-time provision of dynamic data and high-quality data sets. The draft law also includes a proposal by the BMWi and BMI for the implementation of the 2019/1024 EU Directive 2019/1024 (Open Data and Public Sector Information Directive), which was revised in 2019. The association and state hearing on the draft law began on December 17, 2020. Comments can be submitted until January 12, 2021. The comments received are intended for publication on the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. We ask you to notify us accordingly if you do not agree to publication. In this case, it is only noted on the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy that a statement was submitted and who wrote it.
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