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Ukraine Passes Open Data Bill; Soviet Files Available

The Ukrainian parliament has passed new laws encouraging the release of government open data and providing more information from the country’s archive of Soviet-era KGB files.

Parliament April 9 approved a law to encourage government agencies to publish free operational data, statistics and reports on government websites and the national open data web platform at

“The law doesn’t stipulate which categories of data that must be made public, however,” reported Bozhena Sheremeta in The Kyiv Post. “The Cabinet of Ministers must list the types of data that must be public, standards, staffing and responsibility for accuracy. The specifications must be approved in secondary legislation.”

In another transparency development, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced April 8 that the Single State Register of Legal Entities is now electronically open through website for a fee.


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DATED: Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:07
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