National Laws 78% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.

  • Content of the law / status
  • Date of last amendment
  • Amendments to the law (if applicable)

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Semanttinen Finlex -project
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format JSON, RDF
    findable 3
    findable_steps A link to the data can be discovered fairly quickly with searches
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Oikeusministeriö
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
    location - Semanttinen Finlex -project


    Consolidated legislation data set is not openly licensed, as stated in the link provided. It is CC-BY-NC

    Reviewer comments

    Original submitter Aleksi Knuutila.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
    Submitters   Oscar Montiel
    Last modified   Tue Apr 04 2017 15:10:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)