Sharing Data on AWS Guide
In January 2019, the bipartisan Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act officially became law in the United States, requiring that non-sensitive data produced by US federal agencies be made publicly available in non-propriety and machine-readable formats by default. As of 2018, 28 EU member states have open data policies. The Sunlight Foundation has tracked the creation of 119 state and local open data policies across the United States. Between the time that we print this and when you read it, these numbers may increase. The move toward open data is global, and as open data policies become commonplace, it is worth examining the history and value of open data, and explaining why we share it in the cloud.