National Laws 65% open

Isle of Man

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML the legislation system is actually XML based but presented in PDF (but hopefully with an XML option in 2017)
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4 Very much agreed. Other legislatures might consider adopting this very accessible web site navigation and data model.
findable_steps google -- isle of man legislation
licence_url footer notice and link
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name HM Attorney Generals' Chambers
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) An examination of one of the recent acts (the Marriage and Civil Partnership Amendment Act of 2016), demonstrates that this model is followed in the publication of this important data online.
location - Isle of Man Legislation The site is very easy to navigate and includes a very handy set of side bars that highlights New Acts, Updated Acts, New Appointed Day Orders, and Draft Legislation that has been introduced.
I have found this site to be one of the most accessible that I have reviewed to date. Flaws aside in locating data, as noted by the submitter, I would certainly believe that this model is a firm and dedicated step in the right direction of open data for governments.

Meta data

Data location - Isle of Man Legislation
Data licence
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Brenna Slawich
Submitters   Graeme Jones
Last modified   Sun Dec 04 2016 19:41:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)