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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS

    Chapter 18A: "Department" defined

      Section: 52:18A-234.5: Provision of information by agency.

          5. a. Each agency shall either provide datasets to the Chief Data Officer, in a format determined thereby pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2017, c.2 (C.52:18A-234.4), or create and maintain on the agency's website links to the datasets hosted by the agency. Agencies that choose to host their open datasets on their own websites shall provide links to the Chief Data Officer for publication thereof on the dedicated website maintained for that purpose by that officer.

b. Each agency shall adopt policies that are consistent with the open data security and technical standards, policies, and practices established by the Chief Data Officer pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2017, c.2 (C.52:18A-234.4) that govern access to open data and datasets available on the open data website of the agency. In addition, each agency shall:

(1) create, maintain, and post or have posted on the open data website an inventory of all its open data and datasets pursuant to the standards and timetables established by the Chief Data Officer;

(2) include on the open data website appropriate explanations about the open data, its format, how often the open data and datasets are updated, and how notice regarding such updates can be obtained; and

(3) assist users to gain access to the open data and datasets of the agency through the deployment of online access tools, and the development and publication of application program interfaces.

Each agency shall update the open data and datasets on the timetable and in the manner determined by the Chief Data Officer to effectuate the purposes of this act.

Unless a fee is required by law, open datasets shall be provided to the public by an agency without cost to the public.

A dataset that is licensed to the State by a person that is not an employee thereof or by an entity that is not a public entity shall not be made available to the public on the open data website until the dataset has been reviewed by the Attorney General pursuant to guidelines established thereby, and the person or entity licensing the data agrees to the public disclosure and to the form of such disclosure.

All open data and datasets shall be consistent with applicable law, including P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.), commonly known as the open public records act, and other State and federal laws related to information security and privacy. The open data and datasets made available by an agency on the open data website shall not include data that is not subject to public disclosure under such laws.

Open data and datasets made available by an agency on the open data website, unless subject to a disclosed legal restriction, shall be treated as license-free, subject to reuse, and not subject to copyright restrictions.

Unless specifically prohibited by a contract, open data and datasets containing data created or maintained by a contractor under contract to, or licensed from, an agency shall be made available on the open data website. Each such contract shall be subject to the provisions of this act and any applicable federal and State law, including but not limited to, P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.), known commonly as the open public records act.

L.2017, c.2, s.5.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2017-03-07 13:28:28.






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