The New Zealand government recently approved new principles for managing the data and information it holds.

In what is seen as one of a few pioneering moves by government, the principles state that government data and information should be open, readily available, well managed, reasonably priced and re-usable unless there are necessary reasons for its protection.

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AfricanLII believes that these principles should apply to public legal information. We work on advocacy and development to make this a reality in many African states.