NSW Information Commissioner launches new Open Data resource

Acting NSW Information Commissioner and Open Data Advocate Samara Dobbins, today launched the Open Data: Opening our World infographic to provide users with a simple explanation of Open Data and how it can be used to enhance the way we live and work.

"Open Data can, at times, be somewhat of a mystery to many people” Ms Dobbins said. The IPC anticipates that the infographic will empower citizens to better understand what Open Data is and how it can be used to improve government service delivery and decision-making.

Developed by the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) in consultation with NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, the release of the infographic aligns with Right to Know Week 2016 (26 September - 2 October).

Right to Know Week is celebrated annually in NSW and promotes the importance of open government and open access information, championing the public's right to access government information.

Click here to view the Open Data: Opening our World  infographic featuring case studies and examples of how Open Data has been used to enhance the way we live and work.

You can read more about the IPC's Right to Know Week campaign here.