Technical meeting brings together experts to debate Office of the Comptroller General’s National Open Data Policy
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) participated in the Technical Meeting on the National Open Data Policy, which took place on November 21 at the Ethos Institute in Sao Paulo. The department was represented at the meeting by researcher Beatriz Meirelles.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss necessary changes to how the policy is overseen by the Office of the Comptroller General, which monitors the implementation of open data plans together with federal government organizations.
The policy sets out rules on how open data must be published by government bodies and the way information and databases are disclosed, always free of charge and accessible to the whole of society. The policy is made up of regulations, plans and guidance documents, aimed at using public data in the best possible way.
The meeting was the first in a series of planned activities to evaluate and refine the policy. It was attended by representatives of public sector, civil society and private institutions. Among other things, participants discussed suggested changes to the federal government’s National Open Data Policy, issues that need to be tackled, the restructuring of national open data infrastructure, and suggestions on how to encourage the participation and involvement of the private sector, universities and NGOs in the subject of open data.