New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an open data law that requires agencies to publish their data on the internet so that citizens, businesses and other executive branch agencies have free and easy access to information.
Signed on Feb. 6, the New Jersey Open Data Initiative
will expand on the state’s current Open Data Center and the
Transparency Center — which house the state’s financial data as well as
some mapping files and a licensed child care center search function,
according to NJ Spotlight.
Responsibility for overseeing and implementing the open data site
falls to the Treasury Department’s Liz Rowe, the deputy CTO for policy
and New Jersey’s chief data officer.
For the central site, agencies can provide non-proprietary,
machine-readable datasets or provide a link to open data on their own
Visit NJ OpenData at https://data.nj.gov/