C20 Turkey Open Data Position Paper
12, November 2015

Today, open governance is acknowledged as key concept that citizens have rights to access to information and participation, governments have in place the institutions and policies to advance promoting transparency, accountability and participation, and the appropriate tools and investments are made to enable these policies. Access to public information and availability of government data in open formats will also have preventive effect towards corruption. In recent years, open data is fast becoming an essential component and different set of principles have been put forward by several organisations, i.e. UN, EU, OECD, World Bank, OGP, G8 and G20.

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