National Laws 50% open

Norway

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): 2

Data format

HTML

Data Location

  • http://lovdata.no - www.lovdata.no
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes See note below on machine readability.
    Available free of charge Yes NB! Only for private use, and only the web-version.
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML Only as web pages. Not sure if this qualifies as machine-readable? API is available for paid subscribers.
    findable 4
    findable_steps Know the website from before.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Lovdata Note that Lovdata is a self-owning foundation, but started by the Ministry of Justice, and is the de facto publisher of legislation online. Also publishes changes/new legislation (Norsk lovtidend) as a paid task from the ministry.
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
    location http://lovdata.no - www.lovdata.no

    Details

    Original submitter works with open data in the government agency, Difi, which is in charge of the national open data portal - http://data.norge.no/ Note that Lovdata (publisher of National Laws) is a self-owning foundation, but started by the Ministry of Justice, and is the de facto publisher of legislation online. Also publishes changes/new legislation (Norsk lovtidend) as a paid task from the ministry. National Law data is available for free as web pages only. API access is available for paid subscribers. Thus, it is possible to access the database at once, but not on a free of charge basis.

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The Lovdata portal allows users to access the National Laws free of charge as web pages only. API access is available to paid users. Thus, while the data is technically machine readable, it is not considered as such under this review as it is not Open Data proper.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anton Shaffer
    Submitters   Bergheimivar L
    Last modified   Fri Jan 20 2017 13:40:47 GMT+0000 (UTC)