National Laws 72% 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

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
findable 4
findable_steps search on Taiwan's open data portal
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry Of Justice
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location - Acts, - Regulations

Reviewer comments

The submitter's initial link was for a bulk download (, but I was unable to access/open the downloaded XML file and have modified the answer to "bulk availability" accordingly. I changed the link to point to laws and amendments listings in HTML, some with accompanying PDF docs for download.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Nov 10 2016 15:00:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)