Open data refers to government data that can be used independently, can be shared and reused by the people, the public or private sector agencies for any purpose. It serves as a driving force in people-centric government initiatives. Implementation of open data can improve the quality and transparency of government service delivery through the sharing of data that is accurate, timely and relevant. In addition, it also can increase the productivity and economy through industrial / new innovation with the involvement of citizens and the business community.
Public Sector Open Data Portal (DTSA) of data.gov.my was developed in 2014 and has got a rating of Open Data on the international stage in 41st position out of 86 countries. Portal DTSA facilitate open government data accessed centrally from an official source.
Further information on the implementation of the Public Sector Open Data can be found through the following circular:
Open Data Term of Use
ISN Open Data Catalogue