@herrmann have asked a question that What should an Open Data Law look like?
But all of the answers replied to it is about open data policies.(also mine!)
His question enhances an old question in my mind about the differences and similarities between open data policy and open data law. I also had a lot of searches in this field and found a lot of examples and sources for the open data policies. Besides, we had good examples of FOIA law. But there is no such an open data law.
Now I think I need the answers to these questions below:
- What is the difference between open data law and policy? ( in another word, how do a law and a policy differ?)
and with this supposition that there do is a difference between a law and a policy, (and I say yes, they are different) we might ask:
There are a lot of samples for open data policies and the preparation guide for it. But is there any kind of open data law a country?
Where is the place of open data law in open data ecosystem? which one of the open data law and policy in an ecosystem is prior to the other?
please notice that there is the same question we can ask about open government; like what the differences between open government policy and open government law are, or whether there is any example, etc.